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Political Books on The Point

Today’s topic on The Point with Mindy Todd were books about elections and politicians. If you missed the show this morning, you can always listen this evening at 7:30 on WCAI, 90.1 or listen online to the podcast. No calls came in this morning, but if you have a book on politics you love, let us know!

Melanie’s Picks

Don’t Know Much About the American Presidents by Kenneth C. Davis

Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker J. Palmer

The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign by Brendan J. Doherty

The Politics of Happiness by Derek Bok

Our Divided Political Heart by E.J. Dionne Jr.

It’s Even Worse Than It Looks by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein

The Parties Versus the People by Mickey Edwards

The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger

Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World by Evan Thomas

Jill’s Picks

VOTE! by Eileen Christelow
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (a new translation by Arthur Goldhammer)
Selecting a President by Eleanor Clift and Matthew Spieler
What You Should Know About Politics … But Don’t by Jessamyn Conrad (Second Edition)
The Voting Wars: from Florida 2000 to the next election meltdown by Richard L. Hasen
The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis by Joshua M. Glasser

Sneaky Pie for President by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown
Red, White and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth

Not Enough Time Titles

Where They Stand: the American Presidents in the eyes of voters and historians by Robert W. Merry
The Gospel According to the Fix: an insider’s guide to a less than holy world of politics by Chris Cillizza
Election by Tom Perrotta
Echo House by Ward Just
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

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