Political Books For a Political Season

Political Books for a Political Season

We recorded this episode on November 3rd. All the off year electioneering had us thinking about the books that delved into political issues, both fiction and non-fiction. But let's face it, so many books are tinged with politics.



The Books we discussed this episode.

Alan Drury, “Advise and Consent.”

Robert Penn Warren, “All The King’s Men.”

Dale Russakoff,  “The Prize: Who’s In Charge of America’s Schools?” – "Education isn’t separate from quality of life." - Nancy

Geoffrey Canada, “Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun.”

Ari Berman, “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.” (Noble story about the passage and the legacy of the voting rights act. It is  one that can fill a reader with despair. “I don’t want this history to be forgotten” - Nancy)

Kay Mills, “This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer.”

John Lewis, “Walking With the Wind.”

Duong Van Mai Elliot.“The Sacred Willow: Four Generations In The Life Of A Vietnamese Family”

Robert Caro’s “Passage of Power.”

Larry Ceplair and Christpher Trumbo,   “Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical”

Dalton Trumbo, “Johnny Got His Gun.”

Tony Judt, “Ill Fairs the Land.”