Saturday, October 23, 2010

Candidate's Favorite Books: Tom Sloan

This election season, we're asking candidates the hard-hitting question "What is your favorite book?" We asked all candidates appearing on the ballot for state and local office. As the election nears, we'll post their answers here.

Tom Sloan, Republican from Lawrence, currently represents the 45th District in the Kansas House of Representatives. His favorite book is War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

"War and Peace by Tolstoy truly introduced me to history, foreign cultures, psychological drama, and exceptional writing skills. My PhD research and academic writing focused on identifying 'triggers' to conflict escalation and de-escalation behaviors in international conflicts. Tolstoy's writing undoubtedly was an influence in my academic and professional endeavors, as well as my efforts to communicate effectively."

Inclusion on this blog does does not constitute an endorsement of a candidate by the library. However, we do endorse the books they've chosen.

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