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 326 Political Book Summaries --- The CapitolReader.Com Catalog
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Book Title

Author

Released

1

40 More Years

Carville, James

2009

2

A Call To Service

Kerry, John

2004

3

A Deficit of Decency

Miller, Zell

2005

4

A Glorious Disaster

Middendorf II, J.William

2007

5

A Long Time Coming

Thomas, Evan and the Staff of Newsweek

2009

6

A Matter of Character

Kessler, Ronald

2004

7

A Nation of Sheep

Napolitano, Judge Andrew P.

2008

8

A Second Opinion

Relman, M.D., Arnold S.

2007

9

Active Liberty

Breyer, Stephen G.

2006

10

America and the World

Brzezinski, Zbigniew &Scowcroft, B.

2009

11

America Back on Track

Kennedy, Senator Edward M.

2006

12

America Between the Wars

Chollet, Derek & Goldgeier, J.

2008

13

American Creation

Ellis, Joseph J.

2008

14

American Fascists

Hedges, Chris

2007

         15

American Mourning

Moy, Catherine & Morgan, Melanie

2006

16

American Soldier

Franks, General Tommy

2004

17

American Theocracy

Phillips, Kevin

2006

18

An Army of Davids

Reynolds, Glenn

2006

19

An Inconvenient Book

Beck, Glenn

2008

20

Animal Spirits

Akerlof, George A.

2009

21

Another Manís Sombrero

Ankarlo, Darrell

2008

22

Applied Economics

Sowell, Thomas

2009

23

Arguing with Idiots

Beck, Glenn

2009

24

Bamboozled

McGlowan, Angela

2007

25

Banker to the Poor

Yunus, Muhammad

2007

26

Because He Could

Morris Dick

2004

27

Black in the White House

Christie, Ron J

2006

28

Black Rednecks and White Liberals

Sowell, Thomas

2006

29

Blackwater

Scahill, Jeremy

2007

30

Blessed Unrest

Hawken, Paul

2007

31

Blocking the Courthouse Door

Mencimer, Stephanie

2007

32

Blog

Hewitt, Hugh

2005

33

Bloggers on the Bus

Boehlert, Eric

2009

34

Born Digital

Palfrey, John

2009

35

Boys Adrift

Sax, Leonard

2008

36

Broken Government

Dean, John W.

2007

37

Brothers

Talbot, David

2007

38

Buck Wild

Slivinski, Stephen A.

2006

39

Bush Must Go

Press, Bill

2004

40

Bushworld

Dowd, Maureen

2004

41

CAFTA and Free Trade

Spotts, Greg

2005

42

Camelot and the Cultural Revolution

Piereson ,James

2007

43

Cape Wind

Williams, Wendy

2007

44

Censorship

Jennings, Brian

2009

45

Chain of Command

Hersh ,Seymour M.

2004

46

Character

Wallace, Chris

2004

47

China

Menges, Constantine C

2005

48

China, Inc

Fishman, Ted C

2005

49

China: The Balance Sheet

The Center for Strategic and International Studies

2006

50

Code Red

Dranove, David

2008

51

Collapse

Diamond, Jared

2005

52

Come Hell or High Water

Dyson, Michael Eric

2006

53

Come on People "

Cosby, Bill & Poussaint, MD, Alvin F.

2007

54

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Perkins, John

2005

55

Conservatives Without Conscience

Dean, John W.

2006

56

Constitutional Chaos

Napolitano, Judge Andrew P.

2005

57

Countdown to Crisis

Timmerman, Kenneth R

2005

58

Crimes Against Nature

Kennedy, Jr. Robert F

2005

59

Culturally Incorrect

Parsley, Rod

2007

60

Dead Certain

Draper, Robert

2007

61

Democracyís Good Name

Mandelbaum, Michael

2007

62

Diplomatic Divorce

Kilgannon, Thomas P.

2006

63

Disinformation

Miniter, Richard

2006

64

Divided America

Black, Earl & Black, Merle

2007

65

Donít Think of an Elephant!

Lakoff, George

2004

66

Dread

Alcabes, Philip

2009

67

Dreams From My Father

Obama, Barack

2005

68

Dying to Win

Pape, Robert A.

2005

69

Eco-Freaks

Berlau, John

2007

70

Economic Facts and Fallacies

Sowell, Thomas

2008

71

Economic Gangsters

 Fisman, Raymond

2009

72

Election 2004

Thomas, Evan and the Staff of Newsweek

2005

73

Empire of Debt

Bonner, William

2006

74

Empire of Illusion

Hedges, Chris

2010

75

Encore

Freedman, Marc

2007

76

Ethical Realism

Lieven, Anatol

2006

77

Exporting America

Dobbs, Lou

2004

78

Extreme Competition

Fingar, Peter

2007

79

Faith and Politics

Danforth, Senator John

2006

80

Fault Lines

Rajan, Raghuram G.

2010

81

Flat Tax Revolution

Forbes, Steve

2005

82

Flying High

Buckley, Jr.William F.

2008

83

Food, Inc.

Weber, Karl

2009

84

Fooled Again

Miller, Mark

2006

85

Foxes in the Henhouse

Jarding, Steve & Sauders, Dave

2006

86

Freedom for the Thought That We Hate

Lewis, Anthony

2008

87

Getting Green Done

Schendler, Auden

2009

88

Godís Politics

Wallis, Jim

2005

89

Gross National Happiness

Brooks, Arthur C.

2008

90

Gusher of Lies

Bryce, Robert

2008

91

Hardball

Matthews, Chris

2005

92

Hide and Seek

Duelfer, Charles

2009

93

Holy War on the Home Front

Kushne, Harvey &  Davis, Bart

2005

94

Hoodwinked

Cashill, Jack

2005

95

How to Rig an Election

Raymond, Allen

2008

96

How to Talk to a Liberal

Coulter, Ann

2004

97

I Donít Believe in Atheists

Hedges, Chris

2008

98

I.O.U.

Lanchester, John

2010

99

Imperial Grunts

Kaplan, Robert D

2005

100

Imperial Hubris

ANONYMOUS

2004

101

In Defense of the Religious Right

Hynes, Patrick

2006

102

In Mortal Danger

Tancredo, Tom

2006

103

Independents Day

Dobbs, Lou

2007

104

Indivisible

Zoller, Martha

2006

105

Indoctrination U

Horowitz, David

2007

106

Innocent Abroad

Indyk, Martin

2009

107

Intellectuals and Society

Sowell, Thomas

2010

108

Iraq Confidential

Ritter, Scott

2005

109

It Takes a Pillage

Prins, Nomi

2010

110

Itís My Party Too

Whitman, Christine Todd

2005

111

Itís Not as Bad as You Think

Wesbury, Brian S

2010

112

John F. Kennedy on Leadership

Barnes, John A.

2005

113

John McCain

Timberg, Robert

2008

114

Just How Stupid Are We

Shenkman, Rick

2008

115

Keynes

Skidelsky, Robert

2009

116

Landmark

The Staff at the Washington Post

2010

117

Leading from the Center

Troy, Gil

2008

118

Left at the Altar

Winters, Michael Sean

2008

119

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

Savage, Michael

2005

120

Liberty and Tyranny

Levin, Mark R.

2009

121

Liberty of Conscience

Nussbaum, Martha

2008

122

Lifeís a Campaign

Matthews, Chris

2007

123

Many Children Left Behind

Meier, Deborah

2005

124

Marching Toward Hell

Scheuer, Michael

2008

125

Meltdown

Heuval, Katrina vanden

2009

126

Men In Black

Levin, Mark R

2005

127

Mike Bloomberg

Purnick, Joyce

2010

128

Millionaire Republican

Root, Wayne Allyn

2006

129

Misunderestimated

Sammon, Bill

2004

130

Molly Ivins

Minutaglio, Bill & Smith, W.

2009

131

Muzzled

Smerconish, Michael A

2006

132

New Deal or Raw Deal?

Folsom Jr. Burton W.

2009

133

No End in Sight

Ferguson, Charles

2008

134

Now or Never

Cafferty, Jack

2009

135

Now They Call Me Infidel

Darwish, Nonie

2007

136

Nullification

Woods Jr, Thomas E.

2010

137

Obama Zombies

Mattera, Jason

2010

138

Off Center

Hacker, Jacob S.

2006

139

On the Hunt

Hunt, Colonel David

2007

140

Our Endangered Values

Carter, Jimmy

2006

141

Outfoxed

Kitty, Alexandra

2005

142

Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

Carter, Jimmy

2006

143

Party Crashing

Goff, Keli

2008

144

Perfectly Legal

Johnston, David Cay

2005

145

Planet India

Kamdar, Mira

2007

146

Portfolios of the Poor

Collins, Daryl

2009

147

Presidential Courage

Beschloss, Michael

2007

148

Progressive Hollywood

Rampell, Ed

2005

149

Promises to Keep

Biden, Joe

2007

150

Radicals for Capitalism

Doherty, Brian

2007

151

Radicals in Robes

Sunstein, Cass R.

2006

152

Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State

Gelman, Andrew

2009

153

Republican Gomorrah

Gelman, Andrew

2009

154

Rumsfeld

Cockburn, Andrew

2007

155

Running On Empty

Peterson, Peter G.

2004

156

Running the World

Rothkopf, David J.

2005

157

Sarah from Alaska

Conroy, Scott & Walshe, S.

2010

158

Saving Israel "

Gordis, Daniel

2009

159

Second Chance

Brzezinski, Zbigniew

2007

160

Shadow War

Miniter, Richard

2004

161

So Help Me God

Moore, Roy

2005

162

Spanking the Donkey

Taibbi, Matt

2005

163

Spychips

Albrecht, Katherine

2006

164

State of Denial

Woodward, Bob

2006

165

State of War

Risen, James

2006

166

Stephen Roach on the Next Asia

Roach, Stephen S

2010

167

Supreme Chaos

Pickering, Charles Willis

2006

168

Supreme Conflict

Greenbug, Jan Crawford

2007

169

Surrender is Not an Option

Bolton, John

2008

170

Take It Back

Carville, James & Begala, Paul

2006

171

Taking Heat

Fleischer, Ari

2005

172

Talking Right

Numberg, Geoffrey

2006

173

Tell Me How This Ends

Robinson, Linda

2008

174

Tempting Faith

Kuo, David

2006

175

The Age of Fallibility

Soros, George

2006

176

The Ascent of Money

Ferguson, Niall

2008

177

The Assassinís Gate

Packer, George

2006

178

The Assault on Reason

Gore, Al

2007

179

The Best Practice

Kenney ,Charles C.

2008

180

The Caged Virgin

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan

2006

181

The Case for Big Goverment

Madrick, Jeff

2009

182

The Case for Democracy

Sharansky, Natan

2005

183

The Case for Goliath

Mandelbaum, Michael

2006

184

The Clinton Crack-Up

Emmett, Tyrrell Jr R

2007

185

The Conscience of a Libertarian

Root, Wayne Allyn

2009

186

The Constitution in Exile

Napolitano,  Judge Andrew P

2006

187

The Cure

Gratzer, Dr David

2007

188

The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Ravitch, Diane

2010

189

The Democracy Index

Gerken, Heather K.

2009

190

The Disposable American

Uchitelle, Louis

2006

191

The Duel

Ali, Tariq

2009

192

The Edge of Disaster

Flynn, Stephen

2007

193

The End of Faith

Harris, Sam

2005

194

The End of Iraq

Galbraith, Peter W

2006

195

The End of Poverty

Sache, Jeffrey D.

2005

196

The End of Prosperity

Laffer, Arthur B.

2009

197

The FairTax Book

Boortz, Neal

2006

198

The Faith of Barack Obama

Mansfield, Stephen

2008

199

The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Feldman, Noah

2008

200

The Fall of the House of Bush

Unger, Craig

2008

201

The Family

Kelley, Kitty

2004

202

The Fate of Africa

Meredith, Martin

2006

203

The Foundation

Fleishman, Joel L.

2007

204

The Global Achievement Gap

Wagner, Tony

2009

205

The Great Decision

Sloan, Cliff

2009

206

The Great Depression Ahead

Dent Jr. Harry S

2009

207

The Gridlock Economy

Dent Jr. Harry S.

2008

208

The Housing Boom and Bust

Sowell, Thomas

2009

209

The Idea that Is America

Slaughter, Anne-Marie

2007

210

The Irrational Economist

Michel-Kerjan, Erwann & Slovic, P.

2010

211

The Kennedy Assassination Ė 24 Hours After

Gillon, Steven M.

2010

212

The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush

Thompson, Carolyn B.

2005

213

The Man Who Sold the World

Kleinknecht, William

2009

214

The Marketing of Evil

Kupelian, David

2006

215

The Misunderstood Years Between the

 

2005

216

The Most Exclusive Club

Gould, Lewis L.

2005

217

The Most Noble Adventure

Gould, Lewis L.

2007

42. 218

The Motherhood Manifesto

Gould, Lewis L.

2006

219

The Myth of the Rational Voter

Caplan, Bryan

2007

220

The New Asian Hemisphere

Mahbubani, Kishore

2008

221

The New Paradigm for Financial Markets

Soros, George

2008

222

The New Pearl Harbor

Griffin, David Ray

2005

223

The Next Justice

Eisgruber, Christopher

2006

224

The Obama Nation

Corsi, Jerome R.

2008

225

The One Percent Doctrine

Suskind, Ron

2006

226

The Opportunity

Haass, Richard H.

2005

227

The Party Faithful

Sullivan, Amy

2008

228

The Plan

Emanuel, Rahm & Reed, Bruce

2006

229

The Political Brain

Westen, Drew

2007

230

The Political Zoo

Savage, Michael

2006

231

The Politics of Happiness

Bok, Derek

2010

232

The Predator State

Galbraith, James K.

2008

233

The Raw Deal

Conason, Joe

2005

234

The Republican War on Science

Mooney, Chris

2005

235

The Right Nation

Micklethwait, John

2005

236

The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism

Faber, David

2010

237

The Sages

Morris, Charles R.

2009

238

The Samaritanís Dilemma

Stone, Deborah

2009

239

The Secret History of the War on Cancer

Davis, Devra

2007

240

The Secret Man

Woodward, Bob & Bernstein, Carl

2005

241

The Secret War with Iran

Bergman, Ronen

2009

242

The Shadow Party

Horowitz, David

2006

243

The Subprime Solution

Shiller, Robert J

2008

244

The Suicide of Reason

Harris, Lee

2007

245

The Survivor

Harris, John F.

2005

246

The Swamp

Grunwald, Michael

2006

247

The Trillion Dollar Meltdown

Morris, Charles R.

2008

248

The United States of Europe

Reid, T.R.

2005

249

The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy

York, Byron

2005

250

The Victory of Reason

Stark, Rodney

2006

251

The War Within

Woodward, Bob

2008

252

The Way to Win

Halperin, Mark & Harris, John F.

2007

253

The Way We Will Be 50 Years From Today

Wallace, Mike & Harris, John F.

2008

254

The World Is Flat

Friedman, Thomas L.

2005

255

They Just Donít Get It

Hunt, Colonel David

2005

256

They Think Youíre Stupid

Cain, Herman

2005

257

Think!

LeGault, Michael R.

2006

258

This Moment on Earth

Kerry, John

2007

259

Three Billion New Capitalists

Prestowitz, Clyde V.

2005

260

Three Cups of Tea

Mortenson, Greg & Relin, D.

2008

261

Twilight in the Desert

Simmons, Matthew R.

2005

262

Unequal Democracy

Bartels, Larry M.

2008

263

Unfit For Command

O'Neil, John E

2004

264

Unholy Alliance

Horowitz, David

2004

265

Unscientific America

Mooney, Chris

2009

266

Voices of American Muslims

Cateura, Linda Brandi

2005

267

War of Necessity, War of Choice

Haass, Richard H

2009

268

War on the Middle Class

Dobbs, Lou

2007

269

Watchdogs of Democracy?

Thomas, Helen

2006

270

What Happened

McClellan, Scott

2008

271

What Makes a Terrorist

Krueger, Alan B.

2008

272

What Orwell Didnít Know

Szanto, Andras

2008

273

What Would the Founders Do?

Brookhiser, Richard

2006

274

Whatís the Matter with California?

Cashill, Jack

2007

275

Whatís the Matter with Kansas?

Frank, Thomas

2004

276

When Iím Sixty-Four

Ghilarducci, Teresa

2008

277

Where The Right Went Wrong

Buchanan, Patrick J.

2004

278

White House Ghosts

Schlesinger, Robert

2008

279

Who Really Cares

Brooks, Arthur C

2007

280

Why I Turned Right

Eberstadt, Mary

2007

281

Willful Blindness

McCarthy, Andrew C.

2008

282

Winner Take All

Elkus Jr. Richard J.

2008

283

Winning the Future

Gingrich, Newt

2005

Latest Releases

284 Give Us Liberty Armey, Dick & Kibbe, Matt 2010
285 No Apology Romney, Mitt 2010
286 Power Hungry Bryce, Robert 2010
287 The Frugal Superpower Mandelbaum, Michael 2010
288 Aftershock Reich, Robert B. 2010
289 The Backlash Bunch, Will 2010
290 Decision Points Bush, George W. 2010
291 Winner-Take-All Politics Hacker, Jacob & Pierson, Paul 2010
292 Reading Obama Kloppenberg, James 2011
293 Broke Beck, Glenn 2011
294 The Master Switch Wu, Tim 2011
295 The Promise Alter, Jonathan 2011
296 Wikileaks Leigh, David 2011
297 Known and Unknown Rumsfeld, Donald 2011
298 A Simple Government Huckabee, Mike 2011
299 The Audacity of Hope Obama, Barack 2011
300 Among the Truthers Kay, Jonathan 2011
301 Liberty Redefined Paul, Ron 2011
302 Merchants of Doubt Conway, Erik and Oreskes, Naomi 2011
303 The Original Argument Beck, Glenn 2011
304 A Nation Like No Other Gingrich, Newt 2011
305 Fed Up! Perry, Rick 2011
306 The Tipping Point Gladwell, Malcolm 2011
307 That Used To be Us Friedman, Thomas and Mandelbaum, Michael 2011
308 Republic, Lost Lessig, Lawrence 2011
309 The Freedom Agenda Lee, Mike 2011
310  Back to Work Clinton, Bill 2011
311 Steve Jobs Isaacson, Walter 2011
312 Time to Get Tough Trump, Donald 2011
313 Taking People With You Novak, David 2012
314 Throw Them All Out Schweizer, Peter 2012
315 Ameritopia Levin, Mark 2012
316 Smart Trust Covey, Stephen M.R. and Link, Greg 2012
317 Drift Maddow, Rachel 2012
318 Abundance Diamandis, Peter and Kotler, Steven 2012
319 Beyond Outrage Reich, Robert 2012
320 The Debt Bomb Coburn, Tom 2012
321 The Amateur Edward Klein 2012
322 It's Even Worse Than It Looks Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein 2012
323 Speaking Like a Leader Judith Humphrey 2012
324 How Will You Measure Your Life Clayton Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon 2012
325 Hostile Takeover Matt Kibbe 2012
326 It Worked For Me Colin Powell 2012
       

 

  
  
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