8 books that inspired the 2019 Oscar nominees

“Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Barton Gellman

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Barton Gellman won a Pultizer Prize in 2008 for his Dick Cheney bio, Angler.

One of the many books that inspired 2018's Vice, Gellman's look at Dick Cheney's years in the White House is a must-read for investigative journalism enthusiasts. Gellman's account speaks to the influence of the infamous vice president, who paved the way for an aggressive foreign policy in the 2000s. Gellman won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Angler.

Christian Bale portrays Dick Cheney in the film Vice, which was written and directed by Adam McKay.

Academy Award nominations: Vice is nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best picture, best director, best actor, best supporting actress and best original screenplay.”

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Karen GreenbergCBC Books