Posts Tagged: presidents
Slate’s Rebecca Onion and Andrew Kahn analyze the overwhelming maleness of both the subjects and authors of history books, discussing their findings with book publishers:
Our data set revealed some answers about the publishing of popular history that we expected: Authors are largely male, biographical subjects too; “uncle books” make up a third of the total titles published.
Electric Literature has the scoop on the list of books President Obama and his family bought during their recent excursion on Small Business Saturday. Salman Rushdie and Jonathan Franzen made their way onto the President’s reading list....more
PsychCentral covers a study that claims presidential candidates benefit from psychopathic behavior. It is purported that traits such as “fearless dominance” can help the Chief lead to their best abilities:
“In fact, he noted that fearless dominance, linked to low social and physical apprehensiveness, correlates with better-rated presidential performance for leadership, persuasiveness, crisis management and Congressional relations.”...more
The books were part of Jefferson’s retirement library, so-called because he started the collection after donating 6,700 books to the Library of Congress in 1815....more
Nick Spicer asks if BP might have something in common with Captain Ahab.
Apparently, there was a time when presidents weren’t all rich guys.
How an online community saved two Russian women from falling prey to sex traffickers.
Did you know that Costa Rica has a sloth orphanage?...more