Best Political Literature Criticism Books
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1. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor: A Smart, Irreverent Guide to Biography, History, Journalism, Blogs, and Everything in Between
Author: by Thomas C Foster
Published at: Harper Perennial (May 26, 2020)
The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media.
We live in an information age, but it is increasingly difficult to know which information to trust. Fake news is rampant in mass media, stoked by foreign powers wishing to disrupt a democratic society. We need to be more perceptive, more critical, and more judicious readers.
The future of our republic may depend on it. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor is more careful, more attentive, more aware reading. On bookstore shelves, one book looks as authoritative as the next. Online, posts and memes don’t announce their relative veracity.
It is up to readers to establish how accurate, how thorough, how fair material may be. After laying out general principles of reading nonfiction, How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor offers advice for specific reading strategies in various genres from histories and biographies to science and technology to social media.
2. Treasure Island: The Original 1883 Edition With Complete Illustrations (A Classic Adventure Novel Of Robert Louis Stevenson)
Author: by Robert Louis Stevenson
Seaward ho!Hang the treasure! It’s the glory of the sea that has turned my head. Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure IslandThis beautiful edition contains 120 illustrations from the original edition which was published in 1915. The illustrations have been made by Louis Rhead.”For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed.
From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginations of generations of readers.
Written by a superb prose stylist, a master of both action and atmosphere, the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil – but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil. It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery, greed, and daring.
Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons, Treasure Island is, in the words of G.K. Chesterton, ‘the realization of an ideal, that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map; a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas.’ G.S.
3. How to Read the Constitution–and Why
Author: by Kim Wehle
“A must-read for this era. Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent An insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyesessential reading for anyone who wants to understand and parse the constantly breaking news about the backbone of American government.
The Constitution is the most significant document in America. But do you fully understand what this valuable document means to you? In How to Read the Constitution-and Why, legal expert and educator Kimberly Wehle spells out in clear, simple, and common sense terms what is in the Constitution, and most importantly, what it means.
In compelling terms and including text from the United States Constitution, she describes how the Constitution’s protections are erodingnot only in express terms but by virtue of the many legal and social norms that no longer shore up its legitimacyand why every American needs to heed to this red flag moment in our democracy.
4. The Communist Manifesto: A 1888 Translation Edition (The Political Philosophy of Karl Marx And Friedrich Engels)
Author: by Karl Marx
Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries unite! Karl Marx, The Communist ManifestoThis pocket edition is designed to be convenient enough to easily fit in a pocket, purse, briefcase or backpack, but with text large enough that it is easy to read, and margins large enough to be marked up by students of any age.
This new edition, reproducing the 1888 authorized English translation of Marx and Engels’s work of political theory. The translation in this edition is the translation authorized by Engels, by Samuel Moore (1838-1911). The Communist Manifesto (officially Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political manifesto by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that laid out the program of the Communist League.
Originally published in German (as Manifest der kommunistischen Partei) just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto has since been recognized as one of the world’s most influential political manuscripts. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of Communism’s potential future forms.
5. The Communist Manifesto: The Political Classic (Capstone Classics)
Author: by Karl Marx
DISCOVER THE WORK THAT LAUNCHED REVOLUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD Although it was published in 1848, The Communist Manifesto is as controversial and provocative as ever. Its stirring and poetic language helped spread Marx and Engels’ socialist message far and wide, unleashing a century of political revolution.
In an age of great inequality, the Manifesto’s message of an exploited and suffering working class that must rise up and claim the means of production and wealth continues to resonate. This deluxe edition features an insightful introduction from Tom Butler-Bowdon which explains how the text came to be written, and why it remains popular.
6. Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't
Author: by L. David Marquet
Few of us realize that our language in the workplace inhibits creative problem-solving and escalates uncertainty and stress. In both high-pressure situations and everyday scenarios, in each meeting and email, we have the opportunity to empower our colleagues by using the right words.
In Say Less, Lead More, Former US navy captain David Marquet expands on his bestselling leadership book Turn the Ship Around! And shows managers and leaders the next step in their development: how to enable their team through communication. Marquet outlines a set of principles and tools that help leaders inspire their people to take responsibility and address challenges without waiting to be told what to do, highlighting how small changes in language can lead to dramatic changes in a team’s success and happiness.
Praise for Turn the Ship Around!:’I don’t know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet. And in the pages that follow you will find a model for your pathway’ Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’To say I’m a fan of David Marquet would be an understatement…
7. A Collection of Essays
Author: by George Orwell
George Orwell’s collected nonfiction, written in the clear-eyed and uncompromising style that earned him a critical following One of the most thought-provoking and vivid essayists of the twentieth century, George Orwell fought the injustices of his time with singular vigor through pen and paper.
In this selection of essays, he ranges from reflections on his boyhood schooling and the profession of writing to his views on the Spanish Civil War and British imperialism. The pieces collected here include the relatively unfamiliar and the more celebrated, making it an ideal compilation for both new and dedicated readers of Orwell’s work.
8. Why Orwell Matters
Author: by Christopher Hitchens
“Hitchens presents a George Orwell fit for the twenty-first century.” -Boston GlobeIn this widely acclaimed biographical essay, the masterful polemicist Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. True to his contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem.
Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the faade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point. He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America, a country and culture toward which he exhibited much ambivalence.
Whether thinking about empires or dictators, race or class, nationalism or popular culture, Orwell’s moral outlook remains indispensable in a world that has undergone vast changes in the seven decades since his death. Combining the best of Hitchens’ polemical punch and intellectual elegance in a tightly woven and subtle argument, this book addresses not only why Orwell matters today, but how he will continue to matter in a future, uncertain world.
9. The Communist Manifesto
Author: by Karl Marx
2020 Reprint of the 1888 Edition. Unabridged text of this quintessential call to arms. The Communist Manifesto summarizes Marx and Engels’ theories concerning the nature of society and politics, namely that in their own words “… The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles”. It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism.
In the last paragraph of the Manifesto, the authors call for a “forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions”, which served as a call for communist revolutions around the world. In 2013, The Communist Manifesto was registered to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program along with Marx’s Capital, Volume I.
It is the political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program.
10. Essays (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)
Author: by George Orwell
A generous and varied selectionthe only hardcover edition availableof the literary and political writings of one of the greatest essayists of the twentieth century. Although best known as the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell left an even more lastingly significant achievement in his voluminous essays, which dealt with all the great social, political, and literary questions of the day and exemplified an incisive prose style that is still universally admired.
Included among the more than 240 essays in this volume are Orwell’s famous discussion of pacifism, My Country Right or Left; his scathingly complicated views on the dirty work of imperialism in Shooting an Elephant; and his very firm opinion on how to make A Nice Cup of Tea.
In his essays, Orwell elevated political writing to the level of art, and his motivating ideashis desire for social justice, his belief in universal freedom and equality, and his concern for truth in languageare as enduringly relevant now, a hundred years after his birth, as ever.
11. Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man (New York Review Books Classics)
Author: by Thomas Mann
A classic, controversial book exploring German culture and identity by the author of Death in Venice and The Magic Mountain, now back in print. When the Great War broke out in August 1914, Thomas Mann, like so many people on both sides of the conflict, was exhilarated.
Finally, the era of decadence that he had anatomized in Death in Venice had come to an end; finally, there was a cause worth fighting and even dying for, or, at least when it came to Mann himself, writing about.
Mann immediately picked up his pen to compose a paean to the German cause. Soon after, his elder brother and lifelong rival, the novelist Heinrich Mann, responded with a no less determined denunciation. Thomas took it as an unforgivable stab in the back.
The bitter dispute between the brothers would swell into the strange, tortured, brilliant, sometimes perverse literary performance that is Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man, a book that Mann worked on and added to throughout the war and that bears an intimate relation to his postwar masterpiece The Magic Mountain.
12. Little Women: Complete Series – 4 Novels in One Edition: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys
Author: by Louisa May Alcott
KTHTK (July 12, 2021)
July 12, 2021
Louisa May Alcott ended Little Women (1868) with the words So the curtain falls upon Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Whether it ever rises again, depends upon the reception given the first act of the domestic drama called Little Women. It was an immediate commercial and critical success, and readers demanded to know more about the characters.
Alcott quickly completed a second volume, Good Wives (1869), and later Little Men (1871)and Jo’s Boys (1886). The novels follow the lives of the four March sistersMeg, Beth, Jo and Amy, each with a very different character. It has been argued that within Little Women one finds the first vision of the “All-American girl” and that her multiple aspects are embodied in the differing March sisters.
But whatever the reason, generations of readers have loved these novels since they were first published.
13. What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era
Author: by Carlos Lozada
Simon & Schuster
The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prizewinning book critic uses the books of the Trump era to argue that our response to this presidency reflects the same failures of imagination that made it possible. As a book critic for The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada has read some 150 volumes claiming to diagnose why Trump was elected and what his presidency reveals about our nation.
Many of these, he’s found, are more defensive than incisive, more righteous than right. In What Were We Thinking, Lozada uses these books to tell the story of how we understand ourselves in the Trump era, using as his main characters the political ideas and debates at play in America today.
He dissects works on the white working class like Hillbilly Elegy; manifestos from the anti-Trump resistance like On Tyranny and No Is Not Enough; books on race, gender, and identity like How to Be an Antiracist and Good and Mad; polemics on the future of the conservative movement like The Corrosion of Conservatism; and of course plenty of books about Trump himself.
14. Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History (Huzzah Publishing)
Author: by Miantae Metcalf McConnell
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” February 2018AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY1885 – 1914 Mary Fields, a fifty-three-year-old second-generation slave, emancipated and residing in Toledo, receives news of her friend’s impending death. Remedies packed in her satchel, Mary rushes to board the Northern Pacific.
Days later, she arrives in the Montana wilderness to find Mother Mary Amadeus lying on frozen earth in a broken-down cabin. Certain that the cloister of frostbit Ursuline nuns and their students, Indian girls rescued from nearby reservations, will not survive without assistance, Mary decides to stay.
She builds a hennery, makes repairs to living quarters, cares for the stock, and treks into the mountains to provide food. Brushes with death do not deter her. Mary drives a horse and wagon through perilous terrain and sub-zero blizzards to improve the lives of missionaries, homesteaders and Indians and, in the process, her own.
After weathering wolf attacks, wagon crashes and treacherous conspiracies by scoundrels, local politicians and the state’s first Catholic bishop, Mary Fields creates another daring plan. An avid patriot, she is determined to register for the vote.The price is high.
15. Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems
Author: by Stephanie Burt
Basic Books (May 21, 2019)
An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys-and challenges-of the genreIn Don’t Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another-and how they can speak to our lives.
She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter.
She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about “poetry,” whether we think we like it or think we don’t, in order to help us cherish-and distinguish among-individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don’t Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingnues and cognoscenti alike.