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This Is The Book President Obama Thinks You Should Read

A book recommendation from the Commander-in-Chief himself.

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In an interview with Barack Obama for CNN, Fareed Zakaria asked the president "What book have you read in recent months that you would recommend?"

Over vacation, I read a book of short stories by Phil Klay called Redeployment. And it's a quick but powerful and, for me, painful set of stories about the experience of ordinary soldiers in Iraq. And I think it's a reminder, particularly important for a Commander-in-Chief, that the antiseptic plans and decisions and strategies and opining of pundits that take place in Washington is very different from war and conflict as it's experienced by people on the ground.
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Penguin Press

Redeployment by Phil Klay

Phil Klay

Phil Klay

Great choice, Mr. President!

Read the BuzzFeed Books interview with Phil Klay here.

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