Best Political Corruption & Misconduct Books
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1. Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century
Author: by Josh Rogin
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (March 9, 2021)
The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S. China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory shattered the fragile understanding between Washington and Beijing, putting the most important relationship of the twenty-first century in the hands of a novice who had bitterly attacked China from the campaign trail.
Almost as soon as he entered office, Trump brought to a boil the long-simmering rivalry between the two countries, while also striking up a friendship with Chinese president Xi Jinping whose manipulations of his American counterpart would undermine the White House’s already disjointed response to the historic challenge of a rising China.
All the while, Trump’s own officials fought to steer U.S.Policy from within. By the time the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in Wuhan, Trump’s love-hate relationship with Xi had sparked a trade war, while Xi’s aggression had pushed the world to the brink of a new Cold War.
2. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
Author: by Ijeoma Oluo
Published at: Seal Press (December 1, 2020)
From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity. What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power?
What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments? Through the last 150 years of American history – from the post-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics – Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves.
Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism. As provocative as it is essential, this book will upend everything you thought you knew about American identity and offers a bold new vision of American greatness.
3. American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery
Author: by Craig Unger
Published at: Dutton (January 26, 2021)
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* Kompromat n. Russian for “compromising information” This is a story about the dirty secrets of the most powerful people in the worldincluding Donald Trump. It is based on exclusive interviews with dozens of high-level sourcesintelligence officers in the CIA, FBI, and the KGB, thousands of pages of FBI investigations, police investigations, and news articles in English, Russian, and Ukrainian.
American Kompromat shows that from Trump to Jeffrey Epstein, kompromat was used in operations far more sinister than the public could ever imagine. Among them, the book addresses what may be the single most important unanswered question of the entire Trump era: Is Donald Trump a Russian asset?
The answer, American Kompromat says, is yes, and it supports that conclusion backs with the first richly detailed narrative on how the KGB allegedly first spotted Trump as a potential asset, how they cultivated him as an asset, arranged his first trip to Moscow, and pumped him full of KGB talking points that were published in three of America’s most prestigious newspapers.
4. Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House
Author: by Rachel Maddow
Published at: Crown (December 8, 2020)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The knockdown, drag-out, untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon’s White House, and reset the rules for crooked presidents to comewith new reporting that expands on Rachel Maddow’s Peabody Award-nominated podcastRachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz expand on their riveting podcast to create a work both scholarly and disturbing in its parallels to current events.
Preet Bharara, New York Times bestselling author of Doing Justice and host of the podcast Stay Tuned with Preet Is it possible for a sitting vice president to direct a vast criminal enterprise within the halls of the White House?
To have one of the most brazen corruption scandals in American history play out while nobody’s paying attention? And for that scandal to be all but forgotten decades later? The year was 1973, and Spiro T. Agnew, the former governor of Maryland, was Richard Nixon’s second-in-command.
Long on firebrand rhetoric and short on political experience, Agnew had carried out a bribery and extortion ring in office for years, whenat the height of Watergatethree young federal prosecutors discovered his crimes and launched a mission to take him down before it was too late, before Nixon’s impending downfall elevated Agnew to the presidency.
5. Cancel Culture: The Latest Attack on Free Speech and Due Process
Author: by Alan Dershowitz
Published at: Hot Books (November 17, 2020)
In Cancel Culture, Alan DershowitzNew York Times bestselling author and one of America’s most respected legal scholarsmakes an argument for free speech, due process, and restraint against the often overeager impulse to completely cancel individuals and institutions at the ever-changing whims of social media-driven crowds.
Alan Dershowitz has been called one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America by Politico and the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights by Newsweek.
Yet he has come under intense criticism for his steadfast and consistent championing of those same principles, and his famed shoeontheotherfoot test, to those who have been cancelled for any number of faults, both real and imagined. Cancel Culture is a defense of due process, free speech, and even-handedness in the application of judgment.
It makes the case for restraint and care in decisions about whom and what to cancel, boycott, deplatform, and bar from public life, and offers recommendations for when, why, and to what degree these steps may be appropriate, as long as objective, fair-minded criteria can be determined and met.
6. Corona, False Alarm? Facts and Figures
Author: by Karina Reiss Ph.D.
Published at: Chelsea Green Publishing; 1st edition (October 2, 2020)
Does the race for vaccine development make sense? What are the chances of success? Will the vaccine be safe? Will people accept it?? In June 2020, Corona, False Alarm? Exploded into the German market, selling 200,000 copies and 75,000 e-books in the first six weeks.
No other topic dominates our attention as much as coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global deluge of contradictory opinions, fake news, and politically controlled information. Differing views on the dangers posed by the pandemic have led to deep division and confusion, within governments, society, and even among friends and family.
In Corona, False Alarm?, award-winning researchers Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Karina Reiss give clarity to these confusing and stressful times. They offer analysis of whether radical protective measuresincluding lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory maskinghave been justified, and what the ramifications have been for society, the economy, and public health.
7. Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism
Author: by Sharyl Attkisson
Published at: Harper (November 24, 2020)
USA Today Bestseller! New York Times bestselling author Sharyl Attkisson takes on the media’s misreporting on Black Lives Matter, coronavirus, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley censorship, and more. When the facts don’t fit their Narrative, the media abandons the facts, not the Narrative.
Virtually every piece of information you get through the media has been massaged, shaped, curated, and manipulated before it reaches you. Some of it is censored entirely. The news can no longer be counted on to reflect all the facts.
Instead of telling us what happened yesterday, they tell us what’s new in the prepackaged soap opera they’ve been calling the news. For the past four years, five-time Emmy Awardwinning investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Sharyl Attkisson has been collecting and dissecting alarming incidents tracing the shocking devolution of what used to be the most respected news organizations on the planet.
For the first time, top news executives and reporters representing every major national television news outletfrom ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN to FOX and MSNBCspeak frankly, confiding in Attkisson about the death of the news as they once knew it.
8. Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump
Author: by Michael Cohen
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (September 8, 2020)
A #1 New York Times Bestseller! “I read it cover-to-cover. I did not intend to, but I started at the beginning and didn’t put it down until it was over.”Rachel Maddow, MSNBCThis book almost didn’t see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.
The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal AdvisorThe Man Who Helped Get Him Into the Oval Office Once Donald Trump’s fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried.
This is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century. As Trump’s lawyer and fixer, Cohen not only witnessed firsthand but was also an active participant in the inner workings of Trump’s business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration.
This is a story that you have not read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decadenot a few months or even a couple of yearscould know.
9. Follow the Money: The Shocking Deep State Connections of the Anti-Trump Cabal
Author: by Dan Bongino
Published at: Post Hill Press (October 6, 2020)
Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller! As seen on The Ben Shapiro Show! Follow the Money exposes the labyrinth of connections between D. C.’s slimiest swamp creaturesDemocrat operatives, lying informants, desperate and destructive FBI agents, Obama power brokers, CIA renegade John Brennan, George Soros, and morewho conspired to attack Trump by manufacturing one bogus scandal after another.
Bestselling author, podcast favorite, and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino delivers the third and most shocking of his acclaimed series chronicling the Deep State war against Donald Trump. Starting with the Trump impeachment hearings, Bongino works forward and backward to piece together the connections of a vast, well-funded cabal of wealthy Democrats and D.C.
Swamp elite to the non-stop deluge of manufactured scandals launched specifically to attack, destabilize, and ultimately remove Trump and his administration. Zooming in on Ukraine, Bongino unspools a complex sequence of corruptionfrom the miraculous discovery of a mysterious black ledger that linked financial transactions to Trump campaign insider Paul Manafort and cast a shadow over the entire Trump team, to Joe Biden’s unexamined quid pro quo interference with Kyiv politics as he threatened to withhold a loan unless a prosecutor was removed from office.
10. The War on Cash: How Banks and a Power-Hungry Government Want to Confiscate Your Cash, Steal Your Liberty and Track Every Dollar You Spend. And How to Fight Back.
Author: by David McRee
Published at: Humanix Books (June 23, 2020)
The War on Cash: How Banks and a Power-Hungry Government Want to Confiscate Your Cash, Steal Your Liberty and Track Every Dollar You Spend. And How to Fight Back is a wake-up call to every one about the tactics being used by governments to restrict the public’s use of cash and to abuse the laws for its own purposes.
Powerful forces are threatening your financial freedom. All over the world, including in the United States of America, governments, certain academics, banks and non-governmental organizations (nonprofits) are working in a coordinated way to stop you from using cash. The War on Cash is a shocking look into the banks and power-hungry government plans to confiscate your cash, steal your liberty, and track every dollar you spend.
AND HOW TO FIGHT BACK!
11. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
Author: by Rachel Maddow
Published at: Crown; Reprint edition (February 2, 2021)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Big Oil and Gas Versus DemocracyWinner Take AllA rollickingly well-written book, filled with fascinating, exciting, and alarming stories about the impact of the oil and gas industry on the world today. The New York Times Book Review In 2010, the words earthquake swarm entered the lexicon in Oklahoma.
That same year, a trove of Michael Jackson memorabiliaincluding his iconic crystal-encrusted white glovewas sold at auction for over $1 million to a guy who was, officially, just the lowly forestry minister of the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea. And in 2014, Ukrainian revolutionaries raided the palace of their ousted president and found a zoo of peacocks, gilded toilets, and a floating restaurant modeled after a Spanish galleon.
Unlikely as it might seem, there is a thread connecting these events, and Rachel Maddow follows it to its crooked source: the unimaginably lucrative and equally corrupting oil and gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe, revealing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas along the way, and drawing a surprising conclusion about why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S.Election.
12. Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite
Author: by Peter Schweizer
Published at: Harper (January 21, 2020)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWashington insiders operate by a proven credo: when a Peter Schweizer book drops, duck and brace for impact. For over a decade, the work of five-time New York Times bestselling investigative reporter Peter Schweizer has sent shockwaves through the political universe.
Clinton Cash revealed the Clintons’ international money flow, exposed global corruption, and sparked an FBI investigation. Secret Empires exposed bipartisan corruption and launched congressional investigations. And Throw Them All Out and Extortion prompted passage of the STOCK Act. Indeed, Schweizer’s follow the money bombshell revelations have been featured on the front pages of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and regularly appear on national news programs, including 60 Minutes.
Now Schweizer and his team of seasoned investigators turn their focus to the nation’s top progressivespoliticians who strive to acquire more government power to achieve their political ends. Can they be trusted with more power? In Profiles in Corruption, Schweizer offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America’s top political leaders.
13. Hate, Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another
Author: by Matt Taibbi
Published at: OR Books (April 13, 2021)
In this characteristically turbocharged book, now in a new post-election edition, celebrated Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider’s guide to the variety of ways today’s mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as the news is, in fact, a twisted wing of the entertainment business.
In the Internet age, the press have mastered the art of monetizing anger, paranoia, and distrust. Taibbi, who has spent much of his career covering elections in which this kind of manipulative activity is most egregious, provides a rich taxonomic survey of American political journalism’s dirty tricks.
After a 2020 election season that proved to be a Great Giza Pyramid Complex of invective and digital ugliness, Hate Inc. Is an invaluable antidote to the hidden poisons dished up by those we rely on to tell us what is happening in the world.
14. The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business
Author: by Stephen R. Soukup
Published at: Encounter Books (February 23, 2021)
For the better part of a century, the Left has been waging a slow, methodical battle for control of the institutions of Western Civilization. During most of that time, business and American Big Business, in particular remained the last redoubt for those who believed in free people, free markets, and the criticality of private property.
Over the past two decades, however, that has changed, and the Left has taken its long march to the last remaining non-leftist institution. Over the course of the last two years or so, a small handful of politicians on the Right Senators Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, and Josh Hawley, to name three have begun to sense that something is wrong with American business and have sought to identify the problem and offer solutions to rectify it.
While the attention of high-profile politicians to the issue is welcome, to date the solutions they have proposed are inadequate, for a variety of reasons, including a failure to grasp the scope of the problem, failure to understand the mechanisms of corporate governance, and an over-reliance of state-imposed, top-down solutions.
15. Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
Author: by Bradley Hope
Published at: Hachette Books; Illustrated edition (October 19, 2019)
Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this “thrilling” (Bill Gates) New York Times bestseller exposes how a “modern Gatsby” swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs in “the heist of the century” (Axios).
Now a #1 international bestseller, Billion Dollar Whale is “an epic tale of white-collar crime on a global scale” (Publishers Weekly), revealing how a young social climber from Malaysia pulled off one of the biggest heists in history. In 2009, a chubby, mild-mannered graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business named Jho Low set in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude-one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system.
Over a decade, Low, with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others, siphoned billions of dollars from an investment fund-right under the nose of global financial industry watchdogs. Low used the money to finance elections, purchase luxury real estate, throw champagne-drenched parties, and even to finance Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street.