Ashton Kutcher's favorite books

  • The Shack

    The Shack

    William P. Young

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    Sensational read. Forces you to find the God like features in everyone and every thing. Great Book.

    Mar 19, 2009 — Source

  • Natural Capitalism

    Latest winner I've read

    Feb 4, 2009 — Source

  • Finding the Next Steve Jobs

    Recommended reading for entrepreneurs

    Jun 24, 2013 — Source

  • Wooden

    I think it's to be digested slowly. I'm in inspiration overload.

    Feb 13, 2009 — Source

  • Accidental Presidents

    Accidental Presidents

    Jared Cohen
    Eight Men Who Changed America
    History

    This New York Times bestselling “deep dive into the terms of eight former presidents is chock-full of political hijinks—and déjà vu” (Vanity Fair) and provides a fascinating look at the men who came to the office without being elected to it, showing how each affected the nation and world. The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Eight men have succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent died in office. In one way or another they vastly changed our history. Only Theodore Roosevelt would have been elected in his own right. Only TR, Truman, Coolidge, and LBJ were re-elected. John Tyler succeeded William Henry Harrison who died 30 days into his term. He was kicked out of his party and became the first president threatened with impeachment. Millard Fillmore succeeded esteemed General Zachary Taylor. He immediately sacked the entire cabinet and delayed an inevitable Civil War by standing with Henry Clay’s compromise of 1850. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded our greatest president, sided with remnants of the Confederacy in Reconstruction. Chester Arthur, the embodiment of the spoils system, was so reviled as James Garfield’s successor that he had to defend himself against plotting Garfield’s assassination; but he reformed the civil service. Theodore Roosevelt broke up the trusts. Calvin Coolidge silently cooled down the Harding scandals and preserved the White House for the Republican Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression. Harry Truman surprised everybody when he succeeded the great FDR and proved an able and accomplished president. Lyndon B. Johnson was named to deliver Texas electorally. He led the nation forward on Civil Rights but failed on Vietnam. Accidental Presidents shows that “history unfolds in death as well as in life” (The Wall Street Journal) and adds immeasurably to our understanding of the power and limits of the American presidency in critical times.

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    learn more about the 8 times in history a President died in office, and the unbelievable stories of assassinations and conspiracies that helped define American history

    Jan 29, 2020 — Source