What are the best recommended books with politics?

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    #1Atlas Shrugged

    Atlas Shrugged
    Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical novel by Russian author, Ayn Rand. It tells the story of Dagny Taggart and John Galt, the "Destroyer." The Destroyer has encouraged important people to go on a strike and make a new society of their own.
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    Amit Gavde
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book is worth reading. It is classic politically."
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    #2The Decline of the West

    The Decline of the West
    The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler is a philosophical and historical work divided into two volumes (published in 1918 and in 1923). The author talks about the meaning of history, the different cultures and civilizations, the role of religion and other topics.


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    Craig Beck
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Never really been a fan oh anything involving politics, however this book was an interesting read. Would recommend to anyone really especially if you are into any sort of history. I found the book to really draw me in. I only expected to read a little and put it down, but ended up finishing it!"
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    #3Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers
    In 5000 humanity will face the total extermination and our only chance to survive is a highly-trained soldiers called the Star Ship Troopers. That's the story of Jonny Rico, an idealistic trooper from the infantry. 
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    Eric Herrera
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Read the book so many times already! Way better than the movie was. The book has such a good pace from beginning to end. Highly recommend getting this book. I couldn't put it down and I'm sure you wouldn't ether."
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    #41984

    1984
    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.
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    Carol Welch
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "1984 by George Orwell would make and excellent choice if you are looking for a book that contains politics. It is a story of a man and how he sees his future turning out living under the tyrannical government. "
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    #5Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    Jane Garza
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Animal Farm is a well written novel and draws from events that occurred during the Russian Revolution. It tells a political tale in a unique and interesting setting-- a farm. It is very thought-provoking and follows some disturbing themes but it is a good read. "
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    #6Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Zhao Dong
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "When I purchased the book, I thought that I was in for a great read. I was truly disappointed. There were pages missing and not to mention that this book has nothing to do with politics. This book is about the author's fantasy of the real world. I kind of felt like I was conned into reading this book."
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    #7The Prince

    The Prince
    The Prince is a 16th-century political analysis written by Niccolò Machiavelli. This book explains the different types of states, how to acquire and maintain political power and the character and behavior a good prince has to have in order to rule his territory properly.
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    Dennis Davidson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Prince is full of interesting political information that really engaged my interests. Although the events of this book happened over 500 years ago, many lessons can be learned from them that are still useful in today's world. This book helped me see world politics in a new light and gave me a new way to see how and why things are done in the political realm."
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    #8On Liberty

    On Liberty

    On Liberty is a non-fiction book written by John Stuart Mill. This book was published in 1859. It presents the nineteenth century's views about the social and political philosophy.

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    Marilyn Holmes
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "ESSENTIAL reading for those looking to get in touch with America's political foundations. In order to get a better perspective on where we are and where we're going, it's good to read where we came from. This book is a classic and is tough reading, but rewarding! Especially useful if you're wondering about the whole deal with Libertarianism, as this is a pretty straight-forward intro to their political ideology. Highly recommended! "
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    #9Meditations

    Meditations

    Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes and ideas on Stoic philosophy. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length, from only one sentence, to long paragraphs. 

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    Harry Perkins
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This is a book you don't read in 4-5 hours cover to cover and move on. It's a philosophy. I reread passages, and am on chapter/book 3 right now. Learn and apply. Tame yourself and conquer the world. Excellent book, timeless. He speaks to us all. "
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    #10The Fountainhead

    The Fountainhead
    The Fountainhead is a design, art, reference and non-fiction instructive guide book about Architecture written by Ayn Rand with the afterword from Leonard Peikoff. It was published September 1996 by Signet.
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    Kathleen Hunter
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This solution is not good for the topic. Has nothing to do with politics at all"
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    #11Imperiled Life

    Imperiled Life

    Imperiled Life: Revolution against Climate Catastrophe (Anarchist Interventions) is a Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Non-fiction book written by Javier Sethness. It was published June 26, 2012 by AK Press.

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    Adrián Vega
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I am not really into politics at all to be honest, but I found this book to be pretty enjoyable for being considered a political book. I really do not consider it one, but this is what my friend told me haha. A cool read by Javier Sethness."
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    #12Lords of Finance

    Lords of Finance

    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World is a historical and political non-fiction book written by Liaquat Ahamed. This economics book was first published in 2009 by Penguin Press. 

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    Gerald Reed
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "A book that has politics but is more about finances"
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    #13Off the Record (Record)

    Off the Record (Record)

    Off the Record is the first book in the romance series Record written by K.A. Linde which follows the love story of journalist Liz Dougherty and aspiring politician Brady Maxwell. 

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    Rodrigo Flores
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "What a great discovery! Off the Record, written by K.A. Linde, is a romance novel, but thankfully it's much more than that (sorry, not really my favorite genre). I was really drawn in by the book's political setting. The chemistry between Liz and Brady will appeal to romance fans, and the political intrigue is interesting enough on its own for me to recommend this as one of the best books with politics."
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    #14Biografi: A Traveler's Tale

    Biografi: A Traveler's Tale
    Biografi: A Traveler's Tale is a nonfiction political-themed book written by Lloyd Jones and was published on November 14,1994 by Mariner Books. It is a book set in 1991 in Eastern Europe and follows the journey of Jones.
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    Julia Jensen
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I did not like this book very much because it involved the police state of 90s Europe, a time people were happy to move past for a new political beginning. But it is a good illustration of an odd choice of travel in a politically questionable climate."
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    #15The Politics of Individualism

    The Politics of Individualism
    The Politics of Individualism: Liberalism, Liberal Feminism, and Anarchism is a classic investigative and historic book written by known political philosopher L. Susan Brown. It was first released in 2002.
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    Charles Foster
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Any advocate or learned person of politics would enjoy and learn from the book The Politics of Individualism. This book touches a lot of different sections of politics. I really learned a lot about some other branches of politics that I had never heard from."
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    #16Expert Political Judgment

    Expert Political Judgment

    Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? is a non-fiction psychology book written by Philip E. Tetlock. It is published in 2006 by Princeton University Press. 

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    Bob Tang
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This looks like a cool book in figuring out trends and such. I do not know how political it gets but i might be interested in giving this a read."
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    #17Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China

    Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China

    Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China: Transborder Cultural Politics, 1970-2010 is a nonfiction book by Eric Kit-wai Ma. It contains a study of the complex and shifting cultural patterns in Hong Kong's relations with China. It was published in 2012.

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    #18Sexual Politics

    Sexual Politics

    Sexual Politics is a non-fiction feminist book written by Kate Millett. This political and philosophical book is first published in 1969 by University of Illinois Press. 

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    Carol Wheeler
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "If you are interested in the history of feminism than this book is a must read for you. It talks about the subject of feminism from it's beginning to the transformed being that it is today. Although hardly recognizable from when it first began, the significance is clearly outlined here. I am passing this book onto my younger cousin now that I have read through it. Since she is a freshman in college, this book will go a long way for her"
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    #19The Wretched of the Earth

    The Wretched of the Earth
    The Wretched of the Earth is a non-fiction political history book written by Frantz Fanon. This African cultural book is first published in 1961. 
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    Marie Howard
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This realist book is very interesting. This book is based on real story and its described so vividly. It has a very unique style of writing and very easy to read.. I can say that this is a book that is worthy reading it, and knowing this story, social problems of the that time and many other interesting situations. "
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    #20Making Waves

    Making Waves

    Making Waves is a collection of political and cultural essays written over a span of 30 years by the iconic Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. It was collected, edited, and translated by John King and published in 1998.

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    Tomás Huerta
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I love politics and discussing it as well so I normally read books with politics and Making waves is my favorite one.It has entertaining bits that makes me want to read it more and more.It is written in a very intelligent way."
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    #21Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution

    Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution

    Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution is a non-fiction book written by Eric Foner which is a brilliant description of the political process of the reconstruction after the Civil War. 

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    Danielle Johnston
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Very interesting book. I liked it a lot."
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    #22Sabotage in the American Workplace

    Sabotage in the American Workplace

    Sabotage in the American Workplace: Anecdotes of Dissatisfaction, Mischief and Revenge is a Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Non-fiction book edited by Martin Sprouse. It was published April 1, 1992 by AK Press.

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    Christian Wallace
    Written on May 6, 2018
    " Sabotage in the American Workplace was hit or miss for me, some of the stories were really amusing but other times it felt like someone decided just to throw it in because they needed the material. That said the variety of the stories is impressive and some of the stories are genuinely hilarious."
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    #23Obama Zombies

    Obama Zombies

    Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation is a non-fiction book about politics written by a young activist Jason Mattera. This book was published in 2010.

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    Arjun Kapoor
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "An interesting take on the recent past and how Obama became the president. As with all texts of this nature read it with a grain of salt and have an open mind to see how the other side or one side speaks to actually learn things. The title will probably throw some people off instantly but as the old saying goes don't judge a book by its cover."
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    #24The Language of Passion

    The Language of Passion
    The Language of Passion: Selected Commentary is a collection of columns and essays written by literary icon Mario Vargas Llosa when he still wrote for El Pais. The essays were collected, edited, and translated by Natasha Wimmer.
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    Scott Gardner
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "A great book written by literary icon Mario Vargas Llosa with detailed personal accounts. Controversial yet never faltering, this is the book to read of the century. "
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    #25Spain in Our Hearts

    Spain in Our Hearts
    Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 is a non-fiction book written by Adam Hochschild which explains the different opinions engaged in the fight for Republican Spain.
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    Lauren Griffin
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 is a non fiction book written by Adam Hochschild which talks about the fight of Republican Spain. This book is well written and suited towards someone who enjoys politics in a historical setting."
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    #26The Commanders

    The Commanders
    The Commanders is a nonfiction historical and political book written by Bob Woodward. It was published on January 1, 2002 by Simon Schuster. It follows the story of the war on terrorism in the 20th century.
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    #27Righteous Indignation

    Righteous Indignation

    Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World! is a bestselling book written by Breitbart founder Andrew Breitbart. It was released in 2011 and became a New York Times bestseller.

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    Deborah Jimenez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Righteous Indignation is an outstanding book for conservative-minded people who question why the main-stream provides so much fuel for the liberal agenda. Andrew Breitbart just wants the media to report the facts of news stories accurately, without the liberal slant. I love this book."
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    #28Barack Obama: A Detailed Response to Benghazi

    Barack Obama: A Detailed Response to Benghazi
    Barack Obama: A Detailed Response to Benghazi is a non-fiction book which was originally published in 2013 by Illumination Publishing.  This is a political book about the attack in Benghazi by the administration of Obama.
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    Karen Hopkins
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Kinda expensive book, but i read a few pages and i got hooked on it. I got it and read it in one week, really enjoyed this book, i like the author and i think its a very good book that makes you open your mind. "
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    #29Could I Vote for a Mormon for President?

    Could I Vote for a Mormon for President?

    Could I Vote for a Mormon for President? is a non-fiction reference book written by Ryan T. Cragun and Rick Phillips. It is first published in 2012 by Strange Violin Editions.

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    Billy Ray
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "this book was written to educate people about Mormonism because of the attention the Mormon church received during Mitt Romney's Presidential bid. The authors give excellent explanations of the history of the Mormon church, as well as some of the more "well known" beliefs/rituals. I think anyone who is curious about Mormonism would benefit from this book."
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    #30Our Endangered Values

    Our Endangered Values

    Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis is a non-fiction political book written by Jimmy Carter. This historical non-fiction book is published first in 2005. 

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    Pranav Patel
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I think anything from Jimmy Carter would probably be helpful 'about now because it was after his presidency that everything seemed to have gone to the stage. Knowing not evetything is on the stage is probably good news. 4.5/5"
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    #31The Final Days

    The Final Days

    The Final Days is a non-fiction biography book written by 1976. This American history book is first published in 1976. 

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    Kyle Berry
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Who does not love politics? I am interested in them, watching them nightly and reading about them on the internet. I also love to read stories featuring politics as a plot point. The Final Days was perfect for what I needed. It really was non fiction and gave an interesting look into American politics."
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    #32The Audacity of Hope

    The Audacity of Hope

    The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream is a non-fiction political biography written by Barck Obama. It is first published in 2006 by Crown. 

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    Albert Hayes
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I am a fan of politics. I follow them closely. I am always looking for a good read on current things. This particular book was great and detailed Barak Obama's life in great points. I thought it flowed well and made a ton of sense."
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    #33All the President's Men

    All the President's Men

    All the President's Men is a non-fiction political book written by Carl Bernstein. This political book is first published in 1974. 

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    John Burke
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "All the President's Men is a great book for anyone interested in politics and government. A groundbreaking book about Nixon and the Watergate scandal, this is a book everyone should read. It is all real and written about true events. An important chapter in American history. I really enjoyed it."
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    #34Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas

    Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas

    Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas is a New York Times Bestseller non-fiction book about politics written by Edward Klein. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Arnav Das
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Edward Klein always has great stories to tell about today's political world and I love his stuff. This follow-up to his last shows a great behind the scenes story's regarding this two famous political families. He tells us this story from a very unique perspective that only knows how. i strongly suggest any political nerd like me grab a copy."
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    #35The Secret Man

    The Secret Man

    The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat is a non-fiction history book written by Bob Woodward. This political biography is published in 2005 by Simon & Schuster. 

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    Summer Jiang
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Bob Woodward's man is no longer a secret, as former FBI assistant director W. Mark Felt and his family have revealed that he was Deep Throat. If you like political theory's and conspiracies you shall enjoy this read. "
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    #36Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama

    Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama

    Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama is a non-fiction book about politics written by David Limbaugh. This was originally published in 2010.

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    Amanda Larson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "i love reading political books Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama it talks about President Barack Obama is a non-fiction book about politics "
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    #37Letters from Burma

    Letters from Burma
    Letters from Burma is a nonfiction autobiography authored by Aung San Suu Kyi, published in 1997 by Penguin Books. This book by this inspirational leader is an attempt to restore democracy.
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    Juan Willis
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Letters from Burma is an excellent autobiography by Aung San Suu kyi, an inspirational leader attempting to restore democracy."
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    #38The Manchurian President

    The Manchurian President
    The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists is a non-fiction book about politics written by Aaron Klein. This was published in 2010.
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    Henry Boyd
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists is a politically oriented non-fiction book written by Aaron Klein. The book uncovers a far-leftist, anti-American nexus that has been instrumental in not only helping build Obama's political career but in securing his presidency."
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    #39Watergate

    Watergate

    Watergate is a historical fiction book written by Thomas Mallon. This political-themed novel is about Nixon's presidency and it is first published in 2012 by Pantheon. 

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    Edward Vasquez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I really enjoyed Thomas Mallon's take on the Watergate scandal. By combining fact with fiction Mallon kept me entertained the entire time. His fictional takes on the people involved feel very real while you are reading. Digesting their thoughts and motives was very engaging. I wish all historical political novels felt this way to read. "
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    #40Gate City

    Gate City

    Gate City is a historical non-fiction book written by Michael Davidow. This political book is first published in 2015 by The North Union Press. 

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    William Ortiz
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Politics is my passion. I always hunt for books to quench my thirst for more political knowledge. Gate City by Michael Davidow was overall a good read. The book covered many interesting topics that I was interested and provided thoughtful insight into many topics. If you are looking for interesting books on politics give this a read. "
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    #41Impeachable Offenses

    Impeachable Offenses

    Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office is a non-fiction book about politics written by Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliott. This was published in 2013.

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    Jennifer Reid
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I would like to ask, "Have you read Impeachable Offenses, yet?" I think everyone must. I agree that Impeachable Offenses is the best recommended book with politics. I know a lot of politicians consider this a must-read. I am interested in any ties to our government and so should you."
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    #42How Nonviolence Protects the State

    How Nonviolence Protects the State

    How Nonviolence Protects the State is a Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Non-fiction book written by Peter Gelderloos. It was published May 1, 2007 by AK Press.

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    Frank Hoffman
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "How Nonviolence Protects the State is definitely one of the best recommended books with politics. I have admired this author for some time which is why I initially bought it. It incorporated several topics including philosophy and economics and did so in a creative way. The author seemed biased at times but I was able to (mostly) overlook that based on the quality of the material overall."
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    #43The Ministry of Pain: A Novel

    The Ministry of Pain: A Novel

    The Ministry of Pain: A Novel is a Political contemporary fiction novel written by Dubravka Ugrešić and translated by Michael Henry Helm. It was published February 27, 2007 by Harper Perennial.

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    Raymond Carlson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "As a child of immigrant parents who came to the US as refugees, I find it fascinating and interesting to read historical as well as fictional novels on the struggles that immigrants face. The Ministry of Pain: A Novel is a recent book I came across and gave it a read. I found some of the writing to be a bit dry but I guess it's expected from a story of this nature. It's heavy handed on the politics and calls a deep insightful look into the specific culture of being from a war torn country. I feel the perspective the story takes is one that is of interest but it definitely is not an easy read. This story has been translated and perhaps some of the intent has been lost in translation or just slightly skewed but it didn't flow well for me at all."

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Best What are the best recommended books with politics
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Atlas ShruggedBooks 42 Paid
2The Decline of the WestBooks 38 Paid
3Starship TroopersBooks 35 Paid
41984Books 34 Paid
5Animal FarmBooks 32 Paid
6Brave New WorldBooks 30 Paid
7The PrinceBooks 28 Paid
8On LibertyBooks 27 Paid
9MeditationsBooks 24 Paid
10The FountainheadBooks 18 Paid
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