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On President Obama's Hawaiian Reading List: Book on President Reagan

President Barack Obama arrives at Hickam Air Force base in Honolulu, Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, for the his holiday vacation. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The White House says that President Obama plans on spending some of his Hawaiian vacation reading, and among the books on his list is one about President Reagan.

Obama will be digging into Lou Cannon's biography, "President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime."

The president has been reading up on books about other presidents in the past few months. Most recently before the midterm elections, he was reading "The Clinton TAPES" by Taylor Branch, among others.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in a briefing Wednesday that reading will be part of Obama's vacation plans, "He'll read a good amount of stuff. He'll have, obviously, his daily intelligence briefing, as well as probably a novel or two."

The first family has spend their last few Christmases in Hawaii, renting out a property on Kailua beach. The president arrived late Wednesday night after delaying his trip due to legislative business on Capitol Hill. First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrived last weekend.

The president is expected to be in Hawaii into the New Year.

He'll also be spending time with friends and family and as an avid golfer, will likely hit a golf course or two.

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