The Rove and the Spender: The 21st Century’s Legacy to the Underclass

Presidential candidates are now in the business of revealing their favorite books.

Wesley Clark: “‘I like Hemingway and I like a lot Jewish writers (such as) Saul Bellow,’ he said. The former general also expressed a preference for the novels of John Updike and Pat Conroy.”

Howard Dean: “Dean’s favorite books: All the King’s Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion; also Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed and David McCullough’s Truman (‘It is one of the books that has had the most impact on me in the last ten years’).”

John Edwards: The Trial of Socrates by I.F. Stone.

Bush: The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston, by Marquis James; The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, by Robert J. Samuelson; The Dream and the Nightmare: The Sixties’ Legacy to the Underclass, by Myron Magnet.