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Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

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.

1. Political Fictions (2002)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should ReadIn 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. She tells us the uncomfortable truth about the way we vote, the candidates we vote for, and the people who tell us to vote for them. These pieces build, one on…
Author(s): Joan Didion

2. In Sheep’s Clothing: An Action-Packed Political Thriller (Matthew Richter Thriller Series Book 1) (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should ReadOne man holds the reins of power. One man vows to protect him. One man vows to destroy him…Caught 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. But what the new president doesn't realize is that things in the White House aren't always what they appear to be, and sometimes what looks like the best option may turn out to be the worst. When one fatal…
Author(s): L.D. Beyer

3. Purple Reason (2016)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should ReadAn 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. The conspiracy surrounding the federal government threatens to bring down all that America stands for. Now a new President and a small group of patriots are forced to work behind the scenes to undo the damage caused by two parties run amok….
Author(s): Doug Mennen

4. This Must Be the Place: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the Twentieth Century (2002)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should ReadA 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. Rising from the ashes of punk and the smoldering embers of the disco inferno, they effectively straddled the boundaries between critical and commercial success as few other groups did, with music you could deconstruct and dance to at the same time. Culture…
Author(s): David Bowman

5. Paul Robeson Speaks: Writings, Speeches, and Interviews, a Centennial Celebration (2002)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should ReadMany 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. Paul Robeson Speaks is a stirring, illustrated collection of speeches, writings, interviews, and press reports by a man whose thoughts and writings contributed greatly to African culture and Black pride….
Author(s): Paul Robeson

6. There There (2019)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should Read  “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. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working…
Author(s): Tommy Orange

7. A Shadow in Summer: Book One of The Long Price Quartet (2007)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should ReadThe 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. If they can dispose of Heshai, Seedless’s bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the entire city will fall. With…
Author(s): Daniel Abraham

8. Meridian (1984)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should ReadPaperback 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 Books (See Top 100 in Books) #316 in Popular Psychology Mental Illness Books #1187 in Civics & Citizenship (Books) #2272 in Civil Rights & Liberties (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through…
Author(s): Alice Walker

9. The Jungle (100th Anniversary Edition) (2001)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should Read“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. Instead, he is confronted with the horrors of the slaughterhouses, barbarous working conditions, crushing poverty, disease, and despair.Upton Sinclair vividly depicted factory life in Chicago in the first years of the twentieth century, and the harrowing scenes…
Author(s): Upton Sinclair, Barry Sears

10. First Week at Cow School (2011)

 Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should ReadStarting 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….
Author(s): Andy Cutbill, Russell Ayto

Best Political Fiction Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some political fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Extraterritorial: A Political Geography of Contemporary Fiction

Author(s): Matthew Hart
ID: 2814190, Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

Power And Class In Political Fiction: Elite Theory And The Post-War Washington Novel

Author(s): David Smit
ID: 2425937, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Modern Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought: Narratives of World Politics (Popular Culture and World Politics)

Author(s): Adam Stock
ID: 2900966, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

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.

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