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The Cynic

by Alec MacGillis Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country's political dysfunction.

Based on interviews...


Natural Law and Evangelical Political Thought

by Micah Watson, Bryan T. McGraw, Jesse Covington & Robert P. George et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2012)

This volume explores the problems and prospects attending evangelical engagement with natural law as a key feature for political thought. Engaging theology, philosophy, political theory and biblical studies,...


Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations and Other Violence against Members of Congress

by Nancy E. Marion & Willard Oliver Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations, and other Violence Enacted on Members of the U.S. Congress analyzes all assassinations, attempted assassinations, and other violent acts carried out...


From Poverty to History Maker: An Autobiography

by Robert A. Holmes UPA (February 18, 2014)

This book describes how Robert “Bob” Holmes, a former juvenile delinquent, rose from humble beginnings in West Virginia and Harlem, New York to become an influential voice in academics and politics. This...


Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics

by Woodrow Wilson & Walter Lippmann Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

This remarkable work of scholarship addresses the difficulties inherent in the American Constitution's separation of legislative and executive powers. The future president's first book contains the essence of...


Senate Procedure and Practice

by Martin B. Gold Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 18, 2013)

Now in its third edition, Senate Procedure and Practice explains why and how the Senate has worked for more than 200 years. The book is filled with fascinating stories and insights that highlight why certain...


The Death of Deliberation: Partisanship and Polarization in the United States Senate

by James I. Wallner Lexington Books (September 25, 2013)

This book provides a counter-view on the conventional wisdom regarding the United States Senate. Specifically, it presents an alternative approach to the broken Congress genre with the argument that the Senate...


Rostenkowski: The Pursuit of Power and the End of the Old Politics

by Richard E. Cohen Ivan R. Dee (August 21, 2000)

This scrupulous political biography of Dan Rostenkowski follows his rise to power from modest origins in the Democratic ward politics of Chicago's Polish northwest side, through his national legislative triumphs,...


Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment: Enforcing Liberty and Equality in the States

by William B. Glidden Lexington Books (August 29, 2013)

In Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment, William B. Glidden examines the misuse of the fourteenth amendment.


Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations

by James A. Thurber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 11, 2013)

Rivals for Power is a penetrating and up-to-date description of the power struggle between the president and Congress. In it, leading congressional and presidential scholars and knowledgeable former public officials...


The Roads to Congress 2012

by Robert Dewhirst, Sean D. Foreman, Holly L. Peterson & William K. Hall et al. Lexington Books (June 16, 2013)

The book provides timely analyses of overarching themes (voting laws, campaign finance and redistricting) from the 2012 campaign cycle as well as case studies of important 2012 congressional races. Collectively...


Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict Is Changing Congress and American Democracy

by William V. D'Antonio, Steven A. Tuch & Josiah R. Baker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 28, 2013)

In Religion, Politics, and Polarization, three esteemed scholars trace the confluence of religion and party in the U.S. Congress over time. The authors examine several issues of contemporary relevance as they...


The Political Battle over Congressional Redistricting

by Jeremy D. Walling, William J. Miller, Shannon Jenkins & Jason Casellas et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

In this volume, scholars discuss the most recent wave of redistricting Congress. Emphasizing the state-level factors and processes, the volume ultimately shows how national requirements and state requirements...


The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members

by Kurt F. Stone Scarecrow Press (December 29, 2010)

This volume includes entries on every Jewish member of Congress. Each entry identifies the member's political party and the years of service, provides a biographical sketch, often numbering several pages, and...


Back in the Game

by Steve Scalise & Jeffrey E. Stern Center Street (November 12, 2018)

The "gripping and inspiring" true story (Washington Examiner) of how Congressman Steve Scalise survived a political mass shooting and returned to Congress with the help of his friends, family, and faith.

On...


The Bill of Rights

by Linda R Monk & Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hachette Books (April 09, 2018)

With a foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Engaging, Accessible Guide to the Bill of Rights for Everyday Citizens.

In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, award-winning author...


To End a Presidency

by Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz Basic Books (May 14, 2018)

As Congress prepares articles of impeachment of President Trump, read the definitive book on presidential impeachment and how it should be used today.

Impeachment is our ultimate constitutional check against...


Edge of Chaos

by Dambisa Moyo Basic Books (April 23, 2018)

From an internationally acclaimed economist, a provocative call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracy

Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing...


Desk 88

by Sherrod Brown Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio's Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In Desk 88, he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there...


Defending the Constitution

by Alan Dershowitz Hot Books (February 06, 2020)

“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”—Politico

In Defending the Constitution, Alan Dershowitz—New York Times bestselling author and...


Supreme Ambition

by Ruth Marcus Simon & Schuster (December 03, 2019)

The Republicans began plotting their takeover of the Supreme Court thirty years ago. Brett Kavanaugh set his sights on the court right out of law school. Washington Post journalist and legal expert Ruth Marcus...


The Impeachment Diary

by James Reston & Walter Dellinger Arcade (October 15, 2019)

This eyewitness account of the impeachment process against Richard Nixon—which historian Robert Dallek wrote "could not be more timely"—holds lessons for now.

James Reston, Jr., took leave from teaching...


The Nancy Pelosi Way

by Christine Pelosi Skyhorse (November 26, 2019)

“Her story is unique, but I hope the lessons are universal.”—Christine Pelosi

Understand and apply the wisdom of Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi—through the eyes of someone who knows her best.

In this personal...


Accidental Presidents

by Jared Cohen Simon & Schuster (April 09, 2019)

This New York Times bestselling “deep dive into the terms of eight former presidents is chock-full of political hijinks--and déjà vu” (Vanity Fair) and provides a fascinating look at the men who came to...


Tour of Duty

by Douglas Brinkley HarperAudio (January 27, 2004)

One of our most acclaimed historians explores the decorated military service of one of America's most intriguing politicians--the leading Democratic presidential candidate for 2004--and its profound effects...


Accidental Presidents

by Jared Cohen & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (April 09, 2019)

This New York Times bestselling “deep dive into the terms of eight former presidents is chock-full of political hijinks--and déjà vu” (Vanity Fair) and provides a fascinating look at the men who came to...


Last Call

by Daniel Okrent Simon & Schuster Audio (May 11, 2010)

A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America's most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the US Constitution was amended to restrict one of America's favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic...


When the Tea Party Comes to Town

by Robert Draper & Holter Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (April 24, 2012)

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dead Certain, the definitive book about the Bush Presidency, a revealing and riveting look at the new House of Representatives, elected in the history-making...


It's Even Worse Than It Looks

by Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2012)

Acrimony and hyperpartisanship have seeped into every part of the political process. Congress is deadlocked, and its approval ratings are at record lows. America's two main political parties have given up their...


To End a Presidency

by Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz & L. J. Ganser Basic Books (May 15, 2018)

As Congress prepares articles of impeachment of President Trump, read the definitive book on presidential impeachment and how it should be used today.

Impeachment is our ultimate constitutional check against...


The Library of Congress Timeline of the Civil War

by Margaret E. Wagner, Peter Coleman & Gary W. Gallagher Little, Brown & Company (February 10, 2015)

With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that...


C Street

by Jeff Sharlet & Jeremy Guskin Little, Brown & Company (September 27, 2010)

C Street - where piety, politics, and corruption meet Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known simply by its Washington, DC address....


Fed Up!

by Rick Perry, Ric Reitz & Newt Gingrich Little, Brown & Company (November 15, 2010)

Now, do not misunderstand me, America is great.

But we are fed up with being over-taxed and over-regulated. We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what...


The Bill of Rights

by Linda R Monk, Susan Larkin & Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hachette Books (April 10, 2018)

With a foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Engaging, Accessible Guide to the Bill of Rights for Everyday Citizens.

In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, award-winning author...


The Nancy Pelosi Way

by Christine Pelosi Skyhorse (November 26, 2019)

“Her story is unique, but I hope the lessons are universal.”—Christine Pelosi

Understand and apply the wisdom of Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi—through the eyes of someone who knows her best.

In this personal...


The Impeachment Diary

by James Reston & Walter Dellinger Arcade (October 15, 2019)

This eyewitness account of the impeachment process against Richard Nixon—which historian Robert Dallek wrote "could not be more timely"—holds lessons for now.

James Reston, Jr., took leave from teaching...


The Case Against the Democratic House Impeaching Trump

by Alan Dershowitz Hot Books (January 01, 2019)

New York Times bestselling author! One of America’s most respected legal scholars—a Democrat—explains why impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump would be a bad idea for America.

In the 2018 New York...


Why Cities Lose

by Jonathan A. Rodden Basic Books (June 04, 2019)

How geography undermines the Left

Why is it so much easier for the Democratic Party to win the national popular vote than to take control of Congress? Many blame partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression....


The Field of Blood

by Joanne B. Freeman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 10, 2018)

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress....


Insufficient Representation

by Patrick Fisher Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

Not Enough Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens examines how representative the United States Congress is among different demographic groups and how representational issues affect...


Speaker

by Dennis Hastert Regnery Publishing (February 12, 2013)

In this remarkable book Republican Dennis Hastert (R-IL) passes on the lessons he learned from his long political career.


Unfit For Command

by John E. O'Neill & Jerome R. Corsi Regnery Publishing (August 25, 2004)

"What sort of combination of hypocrite and paradox is John Kerry?" asks this heated critique of the Democratic presidential candidate’s Vietnam-era military service and antiwar activism. O’Neill, a lawyer...


Religion and Violence in Russia

by Olga Oliker Center for Strategic & International Studies (June 13, 2018)

Religious violence is surely as old as both faith and fighting themselves. In the Russian Federation, as elsewhere in the world, religious teachings and philosophies are used both to justify and combat violence....


Gerrymandering

by Franklin L. Kury Hamilton Books (May 18, 2018)

In the spring of 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case that could have a revolutionary impact on American politics and how legislative representation is chosen....


The Right Answer

by John K. Delaney Henry Holt and Co. (May 28, 2018)

The first declared candidate for president in 2020 delivers a passionate call for bipartisan action, entrepreneurial innovation, and a renewed commitment to the American idea

The son of a union electrician and...


Senate Procedure and Practice

by Martin B. Gold Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 2018)

The Senate is a place where political minorities and individual members hold great power, resting on authority drawn from Senate rules and over two hundred years of related precedents and traditions. The minority...


Reproductive Rights in New York and New Jersey

by Jonathan F. Parent Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

New York and New Jersey maintain almost identical laws dealing with abortion, but the process for developing those laws differed in each state. Courts were heavily involved in New Jersey, whereas most policy...


The Last Great Senate

by Ira Shapiro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2017)

The Last Great Senate tells the story of the final four years of the progressive Senate of the 1960s and 1970s which compiled a record of accomplishment unmatched in our country’s history. It is a narrative...


Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate: Crafting Foreign Policy from Capitol Hill

by John T. Shaw Indiana University Press (March 16, 2012)

Two-time chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Richard G. Lugar has been one of the most widely respected foreign policy experts in Congress for over three decades. In this illuminating profile,...


The Politics of Local Government

by Barry E. Truchil Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Combining scholarly literature with elected experience at the local governmental level, Barry E. Truchil addresses the inner workings and politics of local government in small town and suburban settings in The...