Best General Elections & Political Process Books
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1. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Author: by Edward S. Herman
Published at: Pantheon; Reprint edition (January 15, 2002)
In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.
Based on a series of case studiesincluding the media’s dichotomous treatment of worthy versus unworthy victims, legitimizing and meaningless Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U.S. Wars against IndochinaHerman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media’s behavior and performance.
Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications. These include the manner in which the media covered the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and subsequent Mexican financial meltdown of 1994-1995, the media’s handling of the protests against the World Trade Organization, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund in 1999 and 2000, and the media’s treatment of the chemical industry and its regulation.
2. The First-Time Manager
Author: by Jim McCormick
Published at: AMACOM; Seventh edition (August 14, 2018)
The trusted management classic and go to guide for anyone facing new responsibilities as a first time manager, revised and updated to address modern management challenges. The jump from star employee to new manager is bigger than most people realizewith opportunities to fail at every step.
Stumbling your way through isn’t an option. Learn to conquer every challenge like a pro with the clear, candid advice in The First Time Manager. For nearly four decades, this trusted guide has brought newcomers up to speed on the nitty gritty realities of managing people.
Leading meetings, hiring employees, motivating others, actively listening, staying calm under pressure, overcoming resistancedozens of skills are hammered home with honest explanations of what to expect and how to excel. Examples and action steps round out the lessons. Plus, this seventh edition delivers new information that helps you manage across generations, use online performance appraisal tools, persuade with stories, oversee remote employees, build a team dynamic, match a boss’s style, and more.
3. Licensed to Lie
Author: by Sidney Powell
Published at: Sidney Powell; Second Edition, Second edition (October 23, 2018)
This true legal thriller debunks everything the media and the government told us about the Department of Justice’s destruction and prosecution of the venerable accounting firm Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch executives who did one business transaction with Enron, Alaska Senator Ted Steven’s, and more.
The common thread through it all is a cabal of narcissistic federal prosecutors who broke all the rules and rose to great power. Still in the news todayRobert Mueller s pitbull” Andrew Weissmann and other members of Obama’s inner circleare wreaking havoc on our Republic.
This is the book that began exposing the Deep State.
4. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Author: by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Published at: Simon & Schuster (September 26, 2006)
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln’s political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.
On May 18, 1860, William H.Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.
That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires.
5. The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III
Author: by Peter Baker
Published at: Doubleday; Illustrated edition (September 29, 2020)
Named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune and BloombergFrom two of America’s most revered political journalists comes the definitive biography of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A.
Baker III: the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world. For a quarter-century, from the end of Watergate to the aftermath of the Cold War, no Republican won the presidency without his help or ran the White House without his advice.
James Addison Baker III was the indispensable man for four presidents because he understood better than anyone how to make Washington work at a time when America was shaping events around the world. The Man Who Ran Washington is a page-turning portrait of a power broker who influenced America’s destiny for generations.
A scion of Texas aristocracy who became George H.W. Bush’s best friend on the tennis courts of the Houston Country Club, Baker had never even worked in Washington until a devastating family tragedy struck when he was thirty-nine. Within a few years, he was leading Gerald Ford’s campaign and would go on to manage a total of five presidential races and win a sixth for George W.
6. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
Author: by Jon Meacham
Published at: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Illustrated edition (April 30, 2019)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Pulitzer Prizewinning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. ONE OF OPRAH’S BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR The Christian Science Monitor Southern Living Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the better angels of our nature have repeatedly won the day.
Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D.Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N.
7. Princeton Review AP U.S. Government & Politics Prep, 2021: 3 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review + Strategies & Techniques (College Test Preparation)
Author: by The Princeton Review
Published at: Princeton Review; Illustrated edition (August 4, 2020)
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5now with 50% more practice than previous editions!Ace the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam with this comprehensive study guide, including 3 full-length practice tests with answer explanations, content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and access to free online bonus content.
Techniques That Actually Work. Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harderEverything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.
Content review for all test topics, with a quick-reference glossary for the most important dates, cases, and information Updated to align with the latest College Board standards Access to handy study guides, printable resources, helpful pre-college information, and more via your online Student ToolsPractice Your Way to Excellence.
3 full-length practice tests (2 in the book, 1 online) with detailed answer explanations Helpful comprehension drills at the end of each content review chapter Strategies for all multiple-choice question types
8. 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It's Too Late
Author: by Shannon L. Alder
Published at: Horizon Publishers (May 8, 2011)
Ask the perfect questions and receive answers full of wisdom with this easy-to-use guide. Learn from your parents the time honored traditions and habits that have made them who they are today, including their views on spirituality, what they learned in their youth, how they feel about parenting, and much more!
With over 300 questions, this guide is a sure way to help you know your parents better.
Author: by David Herbert Donald
Published at: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (November 5, 1996)
A masterful work by Pulitzer Prizewinning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war.
Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln’s character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader.
In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Unionin short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen.
10. Democracy in America
Author: by Alexis de Tocqueville
Published at: University of Chicago Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2002)
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) came to America in 1831 to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the country’s equality of conditions, its democracy. The book he wrote on his return to France, Democracy in America, is both the best ever written on democracy and the best ever written on America.
It remains the most often quoted book about the United States, not only because it has something to interest and please everyone, but also because it has something to teach everyone. When it was published in 2000, Harvey Mansfield and Delba Winthrop’s new translation of Democracy in Americaonly the third since the original two-volume work was published in 1835 and 1840was lauded in all quarters as the finest and most definitive edition of Tocqueville’s classic thus far.
Mansfield and Winthrop have restored the nuances of Tocqueville’s language, with the expressed goal “to convey Tocqueville’s thought as he held it rather than to restate it in comparable terms of today.” The result is a translation with minimal interpretation, but with impeccable annotations of unfamiliar references and a masterful introduction placing the work and its author in the broader contexts of political philosophy and statesmanship.
11. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
Author: by Jane Mayer
Published at: Anchor; Illustrated edition (January 24, 2017)
NATIONAL BESTSELLERONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARWho are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group.
In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump’s victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system.
Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?
In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocratsheaded by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleyswho have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.
12. Common Sense (Books of American Wisdom)
Author: by Thomas Paine
Published at: Applewood Books; Little Books of Wisdom edition (July 1, 2002)
Thomas Paine arrived in America from England in 1774. A friend of Benjamin Franklin, he was a writer of poetry and tracts condemning the slave trade. In 1775, as hostilities between Britain and the colonies intensified, Paine wrote Common Sense to encourage the colonies to break the British exploitative hold and fight for independence.
The little booklet of 50 pages was published January 10, 1776 and sold a half-million copies, approximately equal to 75 million copies today.
13. 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read
Author: by Jesse Ventura
Published at: Skyhorse; 1st edition (January 1, 2012)
New York Times Bestseller! Let Governor Jesse Ventura take you through the paperwork that the US government tried to keep secret from the worldJFK and Vietnam, chemical and biological warfare, Gulf War illness, warnings about 9/11, and more! The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bullsh*t, according to Jesse Ventura.
In this incredible collection of actual government documents, Jesse Ventura, the ultimate non-partisan truth-seeker, proves it beyond any doubt. He and Dick Russell walk readers through sixty-three of the most incriminating programs to reveal what really happens behind the closed doors.
Witness as he breaks open the vault, revealing the truth: The CIA’s top-secret program to control human behaviorOperation Northwoodsthe military plan to hijack airplanes and blame it on Cuban terroristsPotentially deadly healthcare cover-ups, including a dengue fever outbreakWhat the Department of Defense knows about our food supplybut is keeping mumHomeland Security’s emergency detention campsFake terrorist attacks planned by the United StatesAlthough these documents are now in the public domain, the powers that be would just as soon they stay under wraps.
14. Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times
Author: by Donald T. Phillips
Published at: Warner Books, Inc.; Reprint edition (February 1, 1993)
Lincoln on Leadership is the first book to examine Abraham Lincoln’s diverse leadership abilities and how they can be applied to today’s complex world. You think you have it rough? Only ten days before Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union, taking all Federal agencies, forts, and arenas within their territory.
To make matters worse, Lincoln, who was elected by a minority of the popular vote, was thought of by his own advisors as nothing more than a gawky second-rate country lawyer with no leadership experience. What Lincoln did to become our most honored and revered president is history; now his wisdom and leadership philosophy can help you run your business.
In Lincoln on Leadership you’ll discover why you should:Seize the initiative and never relinquish it. Wage only one war at a time. Avoid issuing order and instead request, imply, or make suggestions. Once in a while, let things slip, unbeknownst-like…And much much more.
15. The Hidden History of American Oligarchy: Reclaiming Our Democracy from the Ruling Class
Author: by Thom Hartmann
Published at: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (February 2, 2021)
Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, looks at the history of the battle against oligarchy in America-and how we can win the latest round. Billionaire oligarchs want to own our republic, and they’re nearly there thanks to legislation and Supreme Court decisions that they have essentially bought.
They put Trump and his political allies into office and support a vast network of think tanks, publications, and social media that every day push our nation closer and closer to police-state tyranny. The United States was born in a struggle against the oligarchs of the British aristocracy, and ever since then the history of America has been one of dynamic tension between democracy and oligarchy.
And much like the shock of the 1929 crash woke America up to glaring inequality and the ongoing theft of democracy by that generation’s oligarchs, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has laid bare how extensively oligarchs have looted our nation’s economic system, gutted governmental institutions, and stolen the wealth of the former middle class.
16. What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't, Fourth Edition: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter
Author: by Jessamyn Conrad
Published at: Arcade; 4th ed. edition (January 21, 2020)
Engaging and inspiring … Reading this book should make you want to vote. Barack Obama In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene colored by the blue versus red partisan divide, how does the average educated American find a reliable source that’s free of political spin?
What You Should Know About Politics … But Don’t breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and whywhether it’s the economy, income inequality, Obamacare, foreign policy, education, immigration, or climate change. If you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between, it’s the perfect book to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the often murky world of American politics.
This is an essential volume for understanding the background to the 2020 presidential election. But it is also a book that transcends the season. It’s truly for anyone who wants to know more about the perennial issues that will continue to affect our everyday lives.