Barack Obama

books recommended by Barack Obama

Barack Obama is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American president of the United States.

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books recommended by Barack Obama

Last Updated Jan 31, 2024

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Did Barack Obama recommend all these books?
This book list has Barack Obama's must-read recommendations, it can also be comprised of mentions, suggestions or social media posts.
How do you know Barack Obama mentioned these books?
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Did Barack Obama actually create this list?
A few of our lists have been created by the featured person. The rest are either crowdsourced or created by the Good Books staff.

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