• The cover of the book Washington, D.C.

    Washington, D.C.

    Vidal’s historical novel is a tale of ambition and corruption that spans the years between the New Deal and the McCarthy era. The story follows a conservative senator, a young congressional aide, and a newspaper tycoon as they all converge in the nation’s capital.

     
  • The cover of the book Washington

    Washington

    Engage with the political season by reading about the first president of the United States. Chernow’s acclaimed biography explores George Washington’s early years and his exploits in the army as well as his presidency. Chernow paints a portrait of Washington as a dynamic, passionate man of ambition.

     
  • The cover of the book Founding Brothers

    Founding Brothers

    This book takes a fresh and fascinating perspective on the story of the Founding Fathers. Joseph Ellis masterfully weaves untold tales of secret meetings, duels, and fiery debates. He sheds new light on the personalities and passions of Hamilton, Burr, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Washington and Madison. With every election candidate invoking these men in their speeches, this book lets them speak for themselves.

     
  • The cover of the book The Plot Against America

    The Plot Against America

    In this chilling alternative history, Roth creates a United States that elected Charles Lindbergh in the 1940 presidential election, instead of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The novel follows the fictional Roth family throughout the Lindbergh presidency, as antisemitism takes hold over America. The author based the novel on Lindbergh’s real-life isolationist ideas.

     
  • The cover of the book Tough Choices

    Tough Choices

    It’s important to stay informed in an election, and now that it’s common for presidential candidates to write books before running, it’s easy to learn about their views. Long before she announced that she would be running in the 2016 election, Carly Fiorina wrote a book about her career as CEO of Hewlett-Packard.