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Free Samples of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists

The finalists for the 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize have been revealed, and we’ve collected free samples of all their books below–some of the best books released in 2012. Here’s more about the awards:

“The winners of the L.A. Times book prizes will be announced at an awards ceremony April 19, the evening before the L.A. Times Festival of Books, April 20-21. Held on USC’s campus in Bovard Auditorium, the awards are open to the public; tickets will be made available in late March.”

 

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Read Like an Ex-President

billclinton23.jpgIn a Foreign Policy interview, former President Bill Clinton revealed a sizable portion of his bookshelf.

UPDATE: The site also has a six-page list with 142 books recommended by global thinkers. The fascinating interview should generate plenty of gift ideas for the scholarly aspiring President on your holiday shopping list. Thanks to the Little, Brown and Co. Twitter feed for spotting the link. Here are the Presidential picks:

“Outliers” and “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell
“Nonzero” and “The Evolution of God, The Moral Animal” by Robert Wright
“The Origins of Virtue” by Matt Ridley
“The Ends of the Earth” by Robert Kaplan
“A Theory of Everything” by Ken Wilber
“Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life” by Gerald Martin
“Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt” by H.W. Brands
“The Age of the Unthinkable” by Joshua Cooper Ramo