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The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics
by Dan Kaufman

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors
by George W. Bush, Laura Bush (Foreword), General Peter Pace (Foreword)

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
by Michael Wolff

Fear: Trump in the White House
by Bob Woodward

The Mueller Report
by The Washington Post

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
by Jane Mayer

The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America
by Jim Acosta

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
by Katy Tur


Don’t Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times
by Irshad Manji

These Truths: A History of the United States
by Jill Lepore

Eyewitness to America: 500 Years of American History in the Words of Those Who Saw It Happen
by David Colbert

The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
by Bruce Levine

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword)

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
by Rachel Maddow

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
by Ronan Farrow

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know
by Malcolm Gladwell

Fascism: A Warning
by Madeleine Albright

Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump
by Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
by Gary John Bishop

The Trauma Cleaner
by Sarah Krasnostein


Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

The President Is Missing: A Novel
by James Patterson, Bill Clinton

The Hellfire Club
by Jake Tapper

Animal Farm
by George Orwell

by George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword)

The Institute: A Novel
by Stephen King

The Vine Witch
by Luanne G. Smith Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Presidential Candidates’ Books

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
by Joe Biden

Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics
by Joe Biden

United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
by Cory Booker

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future
by Pete Buttigieg

An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream
by Julian Castro

Off the Sidelines: Speak Up, Be Fearless, and Change Your World
by Kirsten Gillibrand, Hillary Rodham Clinton (Foreword)

The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics
by John Hickenlooper, Maximillian Potter

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
by Kamala Harris

Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy
by Jay Inslee, Bracken Hendricks

The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland
by Amy Klobuchar

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In
by Bernie Sanders

This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class
by Elizabeth Warren

A Fighting Chance
by Elizabeth Warren

A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution
by Marianne Williamson

A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections
by Marianne Williamson

Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America
by Andrew Yang

Books by Former First Ladies & Families

by Michelle Obama

Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice
by Michelle Obama

What Happened
by Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience
by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton

Barbara Bush: A Memoir
by Barbara Bush

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty
by Susan Page

Spoken from the Heart
by Laura Bush

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
by Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, Laura Bush (Foreword)

Former Presidents’ Biographical Books

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
by Barack Obama

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
by Barack Obama

Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan to Renew America’s Promise
by Obama for Change, Barack Obama (Foreword)

Decision Points
by George W. Bush

My Life
by Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001
by Michael Tomasky, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (Editor), Sean Wilentz (Editor)

Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
by Jon Meacham

All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings
by George H.W. Bush