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Cartoon unfairly maligns book-loving former president

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IT WAS surprising to see Mike Luckovich’s cartoon about the opening of the George W. Bush presidential library. Its implication regarding Bush’s reading habits is far off base. According to a 2008 Wall Street Journal article by Karl Rove, the president read 95 books in 2006 and 51 in 2007; the authors ranged from Nathaniel Philbrick to Albert Camus, and included biographies of figures from Andrew Carnegie to Lyndon Johnson .

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