There are countless Political Fiction courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Political Fictions (2002)
- In Sheep’s Clothing: An Action-Packed Political Thriller (Matthew Richter Thriller Series Book 1) (Volume 1) (2015)
- Purple Reason (2016)
- This Must Be the Place: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the Twentieth Century (2002)
- Paul Robeson Speaks: Writings, Speeches, and Interviews, a Centennial Celebration (2002)
- There There (2019)
- A Shadow in Summer: Book One of The Long Price Quartet (2007)
- Meridian (1984)
- The Jungle (100th Anniversary Edition) (2001)
- First Week at Cow School (2011)
Political Fictions (2002)
In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at “that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life.” Through the deconstruction of the sound bites and photo ops of three presidential campaigns, one presidential impeachment, and an unforgettable sex scandal, Didion reveals the mechanics of American politics.
In Sheep’s Clothing: An Action-Packed Political Thriller (Matthew Richter Thriller Series Book 1) (Volume 1) (2015)
One man holds the reins of power. One man vows to protect him. One man vows to destroy himCaught in a game of chess he didn't know he was playing until it was too late, the President makes the only move he can, plunging Washington and the nation into chaos. Stunned and reeling, Vice President David Kendall takes the oath of office and tries to heal a nation in mourning.
Purple Reason (2016)
An Independent has been elected President of the United States and the two traditional Parties are not at all happy about the changes being proposed. President Jackson Niles knows that the fight to bring real change to Washington could get ugly, but what comes out along the way is far worse than he ever imagined.
A fascinating glimpse behind the big suitsand deadpan looks to the heart and soul of a bandthat made it big by playing it cool With their minimalist beats, sophisticated lyrics, and stoic mien, the Talking Heads were indisputably one of the most influential and intriguing bands of their time.
Many remember Paul Robeson for his magnificent singing voice and acting ability. But how many are aware that Robeson wrote and spoke about African culture? Thirty years before “black is beautiful”, he described his pride in being Negro.
There There (2019)
“Powerful. . . . There There has so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation.” —The New York Times Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.
The powerful city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and culture, a major center of commerce and trade. Its economy depends on the power of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat bound to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for life. Enter the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht, though, has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity.
Paperback Publisher: The Women’s Press (1984) ISBN-10: 0704338858 ISBN-13: 978-0704338852 ASIN: B002AFSABE Package Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.9 inches Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #912,141 in Boo…
“I wrote with tears and anguish, pouring into the pages all the pain that life had meant to me.”—Upton SinclairRanking alongside Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a novel that has galvanized public opinion, The Jungle tells the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a young immigrant who came to the New World to find a better life.
First Week at Cow School (2011)
Starting school is full of fun in this laugh-out-loud sequel to The Cow That Laid an Egg Marjorie the cow feels quite proud when her daughter, Daisy, starts school. But lessons aren’t as easy as they seem. Daisy can’t hoof paint or swat flies like the other cows, and cowpat training is a disaster. Yet, Marjorie soon discovers that Daisy has a surprising talent to make her stand out from the herd.
Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should Read
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Authoritarianism and Class in American Political Fiction: Elite Pluralism and Political Bosses in Three Post-War Novels
Author(s): David Smit
ID: 3249805, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Speaking Politically: Adorno and Postcolonial Fiction
Author(s): Eleni Philippou
ID: 3209231, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
Extraterritorial: A Political Geography of Contemporary Fiction
Author(s): Matthew Hart
ID: 2814190, Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.