Books to Read During the Political Conventions

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Books to Read During Conventions

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If you live in America, it’s likely that the only thing you’re seeing on your television lately is coverage of the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Keeping track of this hectic election season in order to make an educated vote come November can sometimes feel taxing, but have no fear: there are a number of books out there that are both educational and entertaining in their discussion of politics past and present. Whether your interest is in the current political climate or the early years of American history that would dictate traditions for years to come, the people, events, and ideas described in these books will provide informative context throughout the remainder of the election season.

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About Nicole Fiorica

Nicole Fiorica

NICOLE FIORICA studies Communications at Fordham University and is an intern with the Crown Publishing Group. She has recently come to terms with the fact that she will never finish her To-Be-Read list, but will continue to buy new books anyway. She talks endlessly about all things reading and writing at and can be found on Twitter at @nicolefios.