Books About the 2016 Election

On November 7th, some parts of the country experience an election, mostly for legislative and mayoral position. Here are some books you can find at the library about the 2016 election. You can find more books on politics and political candidates (past and present) in the 973’s.

An American Family – Khzir Khan
Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution?

Our Revolution – Bernie Sanders
Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all―and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better.

Unbelievable – Katy Tur
Called “disgraceful,” “third-rate,” and “not nice” by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history.

Beyond the Messy Truth – Van Jones
Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Tough on Donald Trump but showing respect and empathy for his supporters, Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump’s victory. Heurges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems.

Shattered – Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes
Tells an unforgettable story with urgent lessons both political and personal, filled with revelations that will change the way readers understand just what happened to America on November 8, 2016.

What Happened – Hilary Rodham Clinton
For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.

The Devil’s Bargain – Joshua Green
a tour-de-force telling of the remarkable confluence of circumstances that decided the election, many of them orchestrated by Steve Bannon and his allies, who really did plot a vast, right-wing conspiracy to stop Clinton.

How the Hell Did This Happen – P.J. O’Rourke
This election cycle was so absurd that celebrated political satirist, journalist, and die-hard Republican P. J. O’Rourke endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. As P.J. put it, “America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692.

*The titles listed here are strictly for Reader’s Advisory purposes and do not reflect the views or opinions of the staff at the Lake Bluff Public Library.



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