Politics on the Point

This morning’s book show on WCAI was a bit different than our usual book show, not least of all because it began with Mindy interviewing a Nantucket candidate for sheriff! On top of that, our guest book talker, Rosie Gray a political reporter for BuzzFeed News (as well as a Falmouth Academy graduate!) was on the road, not in the studio with us. Added to that confusion, we had not one call or e-mail this morning from our wonderful listeners! Feel free to add your comments to this post, with books on politics that you recommend.


Rosie’s Picks

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

The Boys on the Bus by Timothy Crouse

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail by Hunter S. Thompson

David Foster Wallace’s essay Up Simba, which you can find in his book Consider the Lobster and other essays

Barack Obama: the story by David Maraniss


Mindy’s Picks

Run: your personal guide to winning public office by Marian Walsh

Counselor: a life at the edge of history by Ted Sorensen

Bobby Kennedy: the making of a liberal icon by Larry Tye

The Negotiator: a memoir by George Mitchell

What You Should Know About Politics But Don’t by Jessamyn Conrad

Presidential Campaigns by Paul F. Boller, Jr.

Campaigns: a century of presidential races from the photo archives of The New York Times

Molly for Mayor by Judy Delton

Kennedy Through the Lens by Martin W. Sandler

Lincoln Through the Lens by Martin W. Sandler

Lincoln Tells a Joke: how laughter saved the president (and the country) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer, illustrated by Stacy Innerst


Jill’s Picks

Bringing Home the Dharma: awakening right where you are by Jack Kornfield (chapter five is on politics)

Healing the Heart of Democracy: the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit by Parker J. Palmer

Becoming Wise: an inquiry into the mystery and art of living by Krista Tippett

And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman

Whistlestop: my favorite stories from presidential campaign history by John Dickerson

America’s Founding Food: the story of New England Cooking by Keith Stavely & Kathleen Fitzgerald

VOTE! by Eileen Christelow

President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

The Art of the Possible: an everyday guide to politics by Edward Keenan, Art by Julie McLaughlin

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