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John McCain’s holiday must-reads


Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) (AP)

Procrastinators and congressional staffers slammed with year-end work and still looking for holiday gifts, take note: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has some reading recommendations you might consider as holiday gifts.

The Arizona lawmaker spent part of his afternoon using his Twitter account to share some “recommended books for the holidays (and last-minute gift ideas)” with his more than 1.7 million Twitter followers.

1.) The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, by Thomas E. Ricks

2.) Gone Girl: A Novel, by Gillian Flynn

3.) Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie

4.) Room: A Novel, by Emma Donoghue

5.) Jerusalem: The Biography, by Simon Sebag Montefiore

6.) For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway

Via Twitter, McCain called the Hemingway classic, “the best read for every holiday.”

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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