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Best Politics Books You Should Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Politics books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Aristotle’s “Politics”: Second Edition (2013)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadOne of the fundamental works of Western political thought, Aristotle’s masterwork is the first systematic treatise on the science of politics. For almost three decades, Carnes Lord’s justly acclaimed translation has served as the standard English edition. Widely regarded as the most faithful to both the original Greek and Aristotle’s distinctive style, it is also written in clear, contemporary English.
Author(s): Aristotle, Carnes Lord

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter (2016)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadJobs, health care, energy, civil literties, and more more are on the ballot again. In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene colored by the blue versus red partisan divide, how does the average educated American find a reliable source that’s free of political spin?
Author(s): Jessamyn Conrad, Naomi Wolf

Introduction to Global Politics (2018)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadIntroduction to Global Politics, Fifth Edition, provides a current, engaging, and non-U.S. perspective on global politics. It shows students how to analyze global political events using theoretical approaches-both mainstream and alternative-and emphasizes non-state actors more than any other global politics text.
Author(s): Steven L. Lamy, John S. Masker

The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead (2019)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadThe scenario is all too familiar: a qualified, motivated professional woman does everything she can think of to secure a coveted promotion. After years of investing her time and energy in the company, she is ready to advance. Later, she is shocked and dismayed to find that, not only was she passed over, but the successful candidate had fewer qualifications and little to no familiarity with the practical side of the business.
Author(s): Bonnie Marcus

AMSCO Advanced Placement: United States Government and Politics, 2019 (2018)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadEquip your students to excel in the new AP course and on the exam.
Author(s): David Wolfford

Almanac of American Politics 2020 (2019)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadThe 2020 Almanac of American Politics remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied on by everyone involved, invested or interested in politics in America.
Author(s): Columbia Books Inc

The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (2018)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadFrom ancient and medieval philosophers such as Confucius and Thomas Aquinas, to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky, to the voices who have shaped modern politics today — Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and more — The Politics Book clearly and simply explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought.
Author(s): DK

Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived Edition (2014)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadWhat would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner’s groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies.
Author(s): Daniel W. Drezner

Almanac of American Politics 2018 (2017)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadThe 2018 Almanac of American Politics remains the gold standard of accessible political information, relied on by everyone involved, invested or interested in politics in America.
Author(s): Columbia Books Inc

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (Chicago Studies in American Politics) (2016)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadSince the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been seen as ground zero for debates about the appropriate role of government in the wake of the Great Recession. In a time of rising inequality, Walker not only survived a bitterly contested recall that brought thousands of protesters to Capitol Square, he was subsequently reelected. How could this happen?
Author(s): Katherine J. J. Cramer

Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam 2020, Premium Edition: 5 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review (College Test Preparation) (2019)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadTechniques That Actually Work.• Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically• Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harderEverything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.• Up-to-date information on the 2020 AP U.S.
Author(s): The Princeton Review

Barron’s AP U.S. Government and Politics with Online Tests (Barron’s Test Prep) (2018)

 Best Politics Books You Should ReadThis book has been completely rewritten to reflect the new AP U.S. Government and Politics curriculum and exam that will be implemented in the 2018-2019 school year. Advanced Placement students will appreciate the in-depth preparation they will get in this must-have manual that includes two full-length model AP U.S.
Author(s): Lader M.S. Ed., Curt

Best Politics Books You 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 Library Genesis and download some politics 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.

From Main Street to Mall The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store (American Business, Politics, and Society)

Author(s): Vicki Howard
ID: 2284673, Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Year: April 22, 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland

Author(s): Jonathan M. Metzl
ID: 2343530, Publisher: Basic Books, Year: 5 Mar 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub

Cybersecurity: Politics, Governance and Conflict in Cyberspace

Author(s): Damien Van Puyvelde, Aaron F. Brantly
ID: 2430219, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 5 Aug 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, 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 books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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