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.
"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.