Best Civics & Citizenship Books
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1. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Author: by Timothy Snyder
Published at: Crown; 1st edition (February 28, 2017)
#1 New York Times Bestseller A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America’s turn towards authoritarianism. The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century.
We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.”Mr. Snyder is a rising public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between past and present.” The New York Times
2. Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy
Author: by Adam Jentleson
Published at: Liveright (January 12, 2021)
Whatever the desire of your heartbetter schools, better neighborhoods, more positive workplaces, more connected families, or more engaged communitiesChange Your World will guide you through the entire process to take action and start making an impact today right where you are.
You can bring about positive, lasting change in the world, and you don’t have to be rich and famous or lead a big organization to do it. Global leadership and development icons John C. Maxwell and Rob Hoskins provide the inspiring and practical roadmap to get started being the change you want to see in your community and beyond.
For many of us, the world we live in feels broken, yet change is easier than we think. Learn from the firsthand experiences shared by the authors from their work helping to transform communities, businesses, and millions of lives around the world.
In Change Your World, they show you how toIdentify your causeLive out the values that make a differenceBecome a catalyst for changeJoin the right team or recruit one of your ownWork together with others to make a differenceMeasure your impact and keep improvingYou’ll not only be encouraged to make a difference based on the needs you see around you; you’ll be equipped to take action and start making an impact today.
4. US Citizenship Test Study Guide 2021 and 2022: Naturalization Test Prep for all 100 USCIS Civics Questions and Answers [3rd Edition]
Author: by Greg Bridges
Published at: APEX Test Prep (October 9, 2020)
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5. Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Author: by Saul D. Alinsky
Published at: Vintage (October 23, 1989)
First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky’s impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one. Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best.
Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition.
6. Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
Author: by Anne Applebaum
Published at: Doubleday (July 21, 2020)
Named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by The Washington Post and The Financial Times “How did our democracy go wrong? This extraordinary document … Is Applebaum’s answer.” Timothy Snyder, author of On TyrannyA Pulitzer Prizewinning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism.
From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy.
In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Despotic leaders do not rule alone; they rely on political allies, bureaucrats, and media figures to pave their way and support their rule.
7. Citizen: An American Lyric
Author: by Claudia Rankine
Published at: Graywolf Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2014)
Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR.
Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and many more … A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media.
Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time.
8. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
Author: by Dan Rather
Published at: Algonquin; Reprint edition (September 3, 2019)
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do. Dan RatherA tonic for our times … Rather’s writing shows why he has won the admiration of a new generation.
In these essays, he gives voice to the marginalized and rips off the journalistic shield of objectivity to ring the alarm bell when he witnesses actions he fears undermine the principles of American democracy. That, undoubtedly, is patriotic. And it takes courage.
USA Today At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting onand writing passionately aboutwhat it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded.
Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories.
9. AP US Government and Politics Premium: With 5 Practice Tests (Barron's Test Prep)
Author: by Curt Lader M.S. Ed.
Published at: Barrons Educational Series; Twelfth edition (December 31, 2019)
Barron’s AP U.S.Government and Politics Premium is aligned with the College Board course and updated based on feedback from actual AP teachers. You’ll get in-depth content review and revised practice tests to help you feel prepared for the exam.
The College Board has announced that there are May 2021 test dates available are May 3-7 and May 10-14, 2021. Updated content based on actual teacher feedback after putting the new course framework in practice in the classroomFive full-length practice tests: two in the book and three onlineReview of the essential information likely to appear on the test, including the branches of federal government, political parties, and key foundational documentsUp-to-date content including required Supreme Court decisions and the impact of the 2016 Presidential election
10. Firebrand: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the MAGA Revolution
Author: by Congressman Matt Gaetz
Published at: Bombardier Books (September 22, 2020)
In a scathingly funny account of his time in the Washington swamp, Florida firebrand Matt Gaetz, one of President Trump’s key supporters in Congress, gleefully skewers the enemies of the MAGA revolution and lays out his own vision for the future of the populist movement.
This book is your invitation to the front lines of our fight. Join me with ideas, energy, images, and stories. This is not my chronological diary. You can watch me on television for that. This is how we prevail with joyand exactly how an exciting president is leading the way against all odds.
Congressman Matt Gaetz
11. Crisis of the Two Constitutions: The Rise, Decline, and Recovery of American Greatness
Author: by Charles R. Kesler
Published at: Encounter Books (February 16, 2021)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The movement that brought Donald Trump to the White House has better ideas than the old right or the new left. It’s time that the rest of America started listening. The Tea Party began as a protest for patriots who feared Big Government.
President Trump has become a hero for patriots who are against Big Everything. Fed up with Silicon Valley, the media, liberal higher education, the military-industrial complex, Twitter mobs, swamp monsters, Big Pharma, out-of-control prosecutors, and gun-grabbing fascists, ordinary Americans miss the days when America cared about rule of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Remember when you didn’t feel bombarded on all sides by coastal billionaires and their government stooges? The MAGA Doctrine urges an overdue restoration of self-rule by a populace long taken for granted by its rulers. Turning Point USA founder and social media superstar Charlie Kirk explains once and for all why a New York real estate magnate found an audience among young conservatives all over the country.
13. Veterans' Lament: Is This the America Our Heroes Fought For?
Author: by Oliver L. North
Published at: Fidelis Books (October 6, 2020)
As seen on Tucker Carlson Tonight! Based on interviews of military veterans by the authors, this book explains why so many of our American military heroesthose willing to put their lives on the line to protect the United Statesnow question if our nation is still the country they fought for.
What is happening to our country? This question is heard more and more frequently these days as Americans worry about the unrelenting attacks by so-called progressives on the foundation, core values, and history of our nation. Nobody is more concerned than those Americans who volunteered to serve in uniform and willingly put their lives on the line to protect the United States and all it represents.
Based on interviews by the authors, this book explains why many of our American heroes believed in and loved our nation enough to go into harm’s way to defend it, and why so many of them now question if America is still the country they fought for.
More importantly, it asksis America still worth fighting for?
14. How To Get Into The Real Ball Game Of Politics Where You Live To Help President Donald J. Trump Make America Great Again
Author: by Daniel J. Schultz
Published at: Independently published (September 8, 2017)
This book is for conservatives who are tired of being lied to by fake Republicans who run as Campaign Conservatives (in the words of Texas Senator Ted Cruz) and who want to do something to change these fake Republicans by taking them out of their current office in the upcoming 2018 primary elections and beyond.
The only conservatives that matter are those we conservatives succeed in electing to office, and this book will teach you how to get into the fray to make that happen. It happens, simply put, when the best conservative in the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections, gets more votes than the other Republican primary election candidates.
15. How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide
Author: by Peter Boghossian
Published at: Da Capo Lifelong Books (September 17, 2019)
“This is a self-help book on how to argue effectively, conciliate, and gently persuade. The authors admit to getting it wrong in their own past conversations. One by one, I recognize the same mistakes in me. The world would be a better place if everyone read this book.” – Richard Dawkins, author of Science in the Soul and Outgrowing GodIn our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion.
Whether you’re online, in a classroom, an office, a town hall – or just hoping to get through a family dinner with a stubborn relative – dialogue shuts down when perspectives clash. Heated debates often lead to insults and shaming, blocking any possibility of productive discourse.
Everyone seems to be on a hair trigger. In How to Have Impossible Conversations, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay guide you through the straightforward, practical, conversational techniques necessary for every successful conversation – whether the issue is climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control.
16. Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes
Author: by Steven B. Smith
Published at: Yale University Press (February 23, 2021)
A rediscovery of patriotism as a virtue in line with the core values of democracy in an extremist ageLike you perhaps, I still regard myself as an extremely patriotic person. Which is why I so admired [this book]…. It explained my emotion to me, as it might yours to you.” David Brooks, New York TimesSmith superbly illuminates the distinctiveness of the American idea of patriotism and reminds us of how important patriotism is, and how essential to making America better.
Leslie Lenkowsky, Wall Street Journal The concept of patriotism has fallen on hard times. What was once a value that united Americans has become so politicized by both the left and the right that it threatens to rip apart the social fabric.
On the right, patriotism has become synonymous with nationalism and an us versus them worldview, while on the left it is seen as an impediment to acknowledging important ethnic, religious, or racial identities and a threat to cosmopolitan globalism.Steven B.
Smith reclaims patriotism from these extremist positions and advocates for a patriotism that is broad enough to balance loyalty to country against other loyalties. Describing how it is a matter of both the head and the heart, Smith shows how patriotism can bring the country together around the highest ideals of equality and is a central and ennobling disposition that democratic societies cannot afford to do without.