CHECK THIS OUT! — Books on American Politics


The primaries are in full swing and we’re getting closer to the presidential nomination. If you’re looking for more information on the candidates, the election process, or analysis of past elections, the library’s got you covered!

The Presidential Candidates


A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America– In this book, Ted Cruz talks about his father, constitutional principles, current politics, health care, and the future of America.

Living History– Hillary Clinton wrote this memoir on her childhood, college years, time in the White House as First Lady, and Bill’s impeachment.

HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton– A political biography, this book focuses on Hillary Clinton’s political work during the Obama administration up until the current election.

Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power– This work looks at how Hillary Clinton and current president Barack Obama have worked together in the last few years, the ways in which their ideals differ, and how their relationship has changed, and features interviews with officials, diplomats, and friends to provide insight.

America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made this Nation Great– Dr. Ben Carson writes about America’s past and future, focusing on topics such as religion, capitalism, heath care, and national morality.

Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again– In Trump’s most recent book, he explores how America could be made great again, and covers topics such as education, immigration, health care, and foreign policy.

Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again– From 2011, Trump explains his views on oil, China, immigration, and more.

Representative American Speeches, 2014-2015– This book isn’t on one specific person, but has the text of speeches given by candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, as well as other popular politicians like Rand Paul and Elizabeth Warren.

The Election Process and Past Elections


The Presidential Election Process– This book analyzes our current election system, and includes debates via essays with opposing viewpoints on elements of the election such as media coverage, campaign finances, and political debates.

Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America– This book covers the 2012 elections from start to finish, looking at both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s campaigns to look at how the election progressed, and the context which effected the race.

Deadlock: The Inside Story of America’s Closest Election– This book looks at the 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore and shines a light on events and controversy during the post-election period.


The library also has other books (and e-books) on these topics! Check the library catalog for more books on the election process, politics, and the candidates.