Best Political Reference Books
Here you will get Best Political Reference Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence: The Constitution of the United States of America
Author: by The Founding Fathers
How often have people claimed that a certain thing was in the Constitution and you’ve wanted to pull out a copy to show them what this incredible document really says? This is the book you want to keep with you at all times: the full text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the two documents that are the backbone of United States government.
Reading them as they were written is a must for every American. Regular reading is required for any historian or member of the legal profession, and a good idea for all Americans. Acclaimed Constitutional scholar Paul Skousen, author of How to Read the Constitution, frames this simple text with a brief preface and a summary of important facts about these two documents, including important dates, for the ultimate quick reference.
Throughout the text of the Constitution, he provides a clear guide to parts that became invalid due to later amendments, making the current meaning clear. Without intruding on the meaning, Skousen gives you a great tool for understanding our most basic principles of good government.
2. The Art Of War: Complete Text of Sun Tzu's Classics, Military Strategy History, Ancient Chinese Military Strategist (Deluxe Collection Edition, #1)
Author: by Sun Tzu
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. Sun Tzu, The Art of WarThis is a complete edition which also contains Preface, Introduction, appreciations of Sun Tzu, Apologies for war and Bibliography. Don’t be fooled by other versions as they are incomplete and are 50 page Bullet Points Pamphlets.
This edition was translated by Lionel Giles, first published in 1910. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu is composed of 13 chapters.
Each one is devoted to a different set of skills related to warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics. For almost 1,500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that was formalized as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song in 1080.
The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare and has influenced both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy, lifestyles and beyond. The book contained a detailed explanation and analysis of the Chinese military, from weapons and strategy to rank and discipline.
3. Constitution of the United States (Books of American Wisdom)
Author: by Founding Fathers
The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States.
This beautiful gift edition contains the complete text of the United States Constitution, as well as all of its amendments. It is a treasure for Americans of all ages.
4. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy (Leather-bound Classics)
Author: by Sun Tzu
The words of the ancient Chinese sages are as timeless as they are wise. The words of ancient Chinese philosophers have influenced other thinkers across the world for more than 2,000 years, and continue to shape our ideas today. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy includes translations of Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Lao-Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, the teachings of the master sage Confucius, and the writings of Mencius.
From insights on warfare and diplomacy to advice on how to deal with one’s neighbors and colleagues, this collection of classical Eastern philosophy will provide readers with countless nuggets of wisdom. IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner 2017!
5. The Art of War
Author: by Sun Tzu
This easy-to-understand guide to politics and government introduces more than 80 of the most important theories and big ideas of leaders and politicians throughout history. The Politics Book makes government and politics easy to understand by explaining the big ideas simply, using clear language supported by eye-catching graphics.
The key events in political history are outlined from the origins of political thinking by Confucius and Aristotle to modern-day activists such as Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Helpful mind maps break down their important concepts into bitesize chunks to make the subject accessible to students of politics and anyone with an interest in how government works.
A handy reference section also provides a glossary of key terms and a directory of significant political figures. Filled with thought-provoking quotes from great political thinkers such as Nietzsche, Malcolm X, Karl Marx, and Mao Zedong, The Politics Book gives context to the world of government and power.
7. The Art of War: A Graphic Novel
Author: by Sun Tzu
An entertaining graphic adaptation of the oldest military treatise in the world. Hailed as the oldest philosophical discussion on military strategy, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has been adapted as a graphic novel by award-winning illustrator Pete Katz. In this collectible thread-bound edition, the narrative focuses on a teacher instructing a pupil on the main points of Sun Tzu’s treatise, with vibrant battle scenes interspersed throughout.
Issues such as planning, tactics, maneuvering, and spying are illustrated with full-color scenes, so that readers may gain a greater understanding of principles from the fifth century BC.
8. The CIA World Factbook 2021-2022
Author: by Central Intelligence Agency
Skyhorse (May 25, 2021)
From the world’s most sophisticated intelligence gathering organization, here is the CIA’s official country-by-country data on nations around the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2020-2021 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2021 and looks ahead to 2022.
For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2020-2021 includes:Detailed maps with new geopolitical dataStatistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structureNew data on military expenditures and capabilitiesInformation on each country’s climate and natural hazardsDetails on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultationFacts on transportation and communication infrastructureAlso included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more.
9. How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence
Author: by Paul B. Skousen
Have you ever wanted to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and really understand what they’re saying? Millions of others have too. But getting a real understanding of the legal language of 200 years ago can be challenging and as a result, few Americans know these important documents as well as they should.
Recognizing this, Paul Skousen has written exactly the book you’ve been looking for. It’s an easy, step-by-step guide that makes these documents come alive. With his help you will be able to read them with purpose, with understanding, and with clarity.
Skousen provides several valuable memory aids for you to master the Constitution’s seven Articles and the 27 important rights named in the Bill of Rights. You will be able to navigate through the Declaration’s five power statements on freedom, and unlock their 18th century phrases with a convenient glossary.
You will find the answers to ten popular myths about the Constitution, and discover how its guiding principles protect human rights. Thousands of books describe the origins of these famous documents, but only one book gives you a place to start reading them made easier in How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
10. Republic (Hackett Classics)
Author: by Plato
This edition includes a select bibliography, a synopsis of each book, a glossary of terms, a glossary and index of names, and a general index. “Reeve’s new translation of Republic is the one to order for students…. Reeve draws on his thorough understanding of Plato’s central work to provide an informed translation and properly brief supporting apparatus.
A highlight is the concise, substantive Introduction that usefully encapsulates much of Reeve’s own scholarship.” P.W. Wakefield, in CHOICE
11. The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy
Author: by Katherine M. Gehl
The US government has spent as much time covering up conspiracies as it has helping the American people. In Hidden History, you will see the amount of effort that our government has dedicated over the past fifty years to lying and covering up the truth to the world.
Starting with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Don Jeffries chronicles a wide variety of issues that have plagued our country’s history. Whether it is the assassinations of MLK and RFK, Iran-Contra, the Oklahoma City bombing, TWA Flight 800, voting fraud, or 9/11, every major disaster or war that we’ve witnessed has somehow been distorted by those who are supposed to be protecting us.
Jeffries also delves into extensive research on the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. – and what he finds will shock you. So whether you’ve only heard bits and pieces of these stories or you’ve read several books on the topics, Hidden History is the book that belongs in every conspiracy theorist’s library, as the information included here has never been collected together in any other published work available.
13. The Prince
Author: by Niccolò Machiavelli
KTHTK (July 5, 2021)
July 5, 2021
“The Prince” is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered, and the work responsible for bringing “Machiavellian” into wide usage as a pejorative term.
It has also been suggested by some critics that the piece is, in fact, a satire.
14. The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society
Author: by Heather Mac Donald
Critics have attacked the foolishness of some of today’s elite thought from many angles, but few have examined the real-world consequences of those ideas. In The Burden of Bad Ideas, Heather Mac Donald reports on their disastrous effects throughout our society.
At a Brooklyn high school, students perfect their graffiti skills for academic credit. An Ivy League law professor urges blacks to steal from their employers. Washington bureaucrats regard theft by drug addicts as evidence of disability, thereby justifying benefits. Public health officials argue that racism and sexism cause women to get AIDS.
America’s premier monument to knowledge, the Smithsonian Institution, portrays science as white man’s religion. Such absurdities, Ms. Mac Donald argues, grow out of a powerful set of ideas that have governed our public policy for decades, the product of university faculties and a professional elite who are convinced that America is a deeply unjust society.
And while these beliefs have damaged the nation as a whole, she observes, they have hit the poor especially hard. Her reports trace the transformation of influential opinion-makers (such as the New York Times) and large philanthropic foundations from confident advocates of individual responsibility, opportunity, and learning into apologists for the welfare state.
15. Trickle Down Theory and Tax Cuts for the Rich
Author: by Thomas Sowell
Hoover Institution Press
This essay unscrambles gross misconceptions that have made rational debates about tax policies virtually impossible for decades.
16. Pocket U.S. Constitution: President Donald Trump Inaugural Commemorative Edition (Pocket Constitution)
Author: by Wounded Warrior Publications
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our Nation’s 45th President.This Pocket U.S. Constitution is in commemoration of this event. This book includes President Trump’s inaugural address as well as the three most important documents in early American history which are considered instrumental to its founding and philosophy – the United States Declaration of Independence, the Constitution with Amendments, and the Bill of Rights.
All American citizens should own a copy of these essential documents. The exact wording originates from the National Archives and Records Administration Proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to charities that directly support America’s wounded, injured and ill Service Members.It measures 4 x 6.
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