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Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Purple" Books

Between the upcoming presidential election and my recent reading of The Post-American World, I have found myself becoming obsessed with the desire to learn more about politics, economics, foreign affairs, etc. My problem is that even though I'm an Obama supporter, I don't necessarily want to read only the Democratic side of any topic. Nor am I interested in reading an Obama/Democrat slam-fest. With the bewildering array of political and current events books out there, I wondered where I could find more books like The Post-American World that don't obviously side with either party. Amazon has apparently heard my silent plea! From their Election Store:

Since not every political book is a red or a blue book, we've also prepared a list of "purple" books that includes journalistic accounts that present themselves as nonpartisan (even though they might be more critical of one party or another), as well as books that cross the usual party lines (even if they might be written by a member of one party or another).

Hooray!! Here is a link to that list: Purple Books List

Agree or disagree with the list as we will, it at least gives me a starting point. I'm off to the store with my list. . .


Tasha said...

Your post on The Post-American world inspired me to also read some politically-minded books. I'm currently reading Moyers on Democracy by Bill Moyers. Two others I'd like to read are The Limits of Power by Andrew Bacevich and the book you reviewed.

Lezlie said...

Charley ~ I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them. I'm wary of a lot of political books, so I'm hoping for recommendations from other bloggers, too!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. It's so hard to find literature or news coverage that isn't completely slanted one way or the other, and I agree that I like to get more than just the Democratic side of things.

Andi said...

*drool drool drool*

I think I want them ALL!!! Enabler! lol

Lezlie said...

Meghan ~ You're welcome! I figured I couldn't be the only one out there who needed some help with this.

Andi ~ Me, too! Enabling may be what I do best. :-)


Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing this list. It's great. I've already ordered some of these for our library. I'm going to try to make a big push to get our students out to vote. This is probably going to be one of the most important elections in their lifetimes. I'm gathering books for a big display that will go up right after Banned Books Week ends.

Terri B. said...

I love it ... purple books! Thanks for sharing the list. I'll definitely be looking it over. I'm hoping to get to The Post-American World. It sounds like a good thing to read.

Lezlie said...

Lisa & Terri ~ You're welcome! I don't think we can stress enough how important this election is and to be informed and thoughtful in our voting decision. I can't wait for the debate tonight!