For those who cannot wait for the opening of President Clinton’s presidential library next November, a nearby building is hosting preview exhibits, including one featuring his 21 favorite books.
“America Presents: A Collection of Books and Gifts of the Clinton Presidency,” will open Monday in downtown Little Rock, Ark., and run through Jan. 3, the Associated Press reported.
Among the former president’s favorite titles are Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s autobiography, “Living History” and the 15th century classic “The Imitation of Christ,” by Thomas a Kempis.
According to the AP, Clinton’s list, in alphabetical order by author, is:
“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” Maya Angelou.
“Meditations,” Marcus Aurelius.
“The Denial of Death,” Ernest Becker.
“Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963,” Taylor Branch.
“Living History,” Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“Lincoln,” David Herbert Donald.
“The Four Quartets,” T.S. Eliot.
“Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison.
“The Way of the World: From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the Twenty-First Century,” David Fromkin.
“One Hundred Years of Solitude,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
“The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes,” Seamus Heaney.
“King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa,” Adam Hochschild.
“The Imitation of Christ,” Thomas a Kempis.
“Homage to Catalonia,” George Orwell.
“The Evolution of Civilizations: An Introduction to Historical Analysis,” Carroll Quigley.
“Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics,” Reinhold Niebuhr.
“The Confessions of Nat Turner,” William Styron.
“Politics as a Vocation,” Max Weber.
“You Can’t Go Home Again,” Thomas Wolfe.
“Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny,” Robert Wright.
“The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats,” William Butler Yeats