Books: President's Books

On the ground floor of the White House there is a big room lined with large, locked, glass-fronted bookcases. This is the White House Library. Spacious but bare, it has only a few hundred books on the white-framed shelves designed to hold almost 2,000. Last week a committee representing the American Booksellers Association carried to Washington 200 more volumes for the great open spaces on the White House shelves—a collection of 34 biographies,

37 works of fiction, 29 books on history and current affairs, seven mystery stories, 13 books of poetry and...

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