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Famous Politics Books and Novels

List of famous politics books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular politics books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best politics novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

This list features The Jungle, The Communist Manifesto and more.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best politics books?" and "What are the most famous politics books?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable politics titles on Amazon with just one click.
  • Fathers and Sons, also translated more literally as Fathers and Children, is an 1862 novel by Ivan Turgenev, one of his best-known works.
  • Rudin is the first novel by Ivan Turgenev, a famous Russian writer best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons. Turgenev started to work on it in 1855, and it was first published ...more
  • Change We Can Believe In is a book written by Barack Obama.
  • The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope is a political history book by Jonathan Alter about the first 100 days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. The book also focuses on ...more
  • Days of War, Nights of Love is a collection of political, social and philosophical essays written and published by anarchist collective CrimethInc.. Most essays advocate the fight for personal ...more
  • An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems is a 2007 political narrative written and edited by conservative commentator Glenn Beck
  • Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime is a book by political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin about the 2008 United States presidential ...more
  • Statism and Anarchy was the last work by the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin. Written in the summer of 1873, the key themes of the work are: the likely impact on Europe of the Franco-Prussian war ...more
  • Obama: From Promise to Power is a 2007 political biography book by David Mendell about the life of Barack Obama from his childhood to the announcement of his candidacy for president of the United ...more
  • Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America is an American 2009 political book by Nathaniel Frank that argues that the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy banning openly ...more
  • Processing Politics is a book written by Doris Graber.
  • Moscow 2042 is a 1986 novel by Vladimir Voinovich. In this book, the alter ego of the author travels to the future, where he sees how communism has been built up in Moscow: at first, it seems the ...more
  • Mon Nationalism and Civil War in Burma: The Golden Sheldrake, by Ashley South, is a history of the Mon people, an ethnic group found in Myanmar and Thailand. Published in 2003, it covers their ...more
  • The Conscience of a Liberal is a book written by economist Paul Krugman. It was 24th on the New York Times Best Seller list in November 2007. The title was used originally in Senator Paul Wellstone's ...more
  • Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making is a controversial book about global governance by American author David Rothkopf, released in March 2008 by publisher Farrar, Straus ...more
  • Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man is a book by David T. Hardy and Jason Clarke about author and filmmaker Michael Moore, criticizing him and his works. The title can be seen as a parody of ...more
  • The Dark Heart of Italy: Travels Through Time and Space Across Italy is a 2003 non-fiction book by British journalist Tobias Jones detailing his four years spent in Italy, along with discussions on ...more
  • Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is a 1988 non-fiction book co-written by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, wherein the authors argue that the mass media of the United ...more
  • The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita is a document, originally published in Italian in the 19th century, purportedly produced by the highest lodge of the Italian Carbonari and written by ...more
  • The Tragedy of Great Power Politics is a book by the American scholar John Mearsheimer on the subject of international relations theory published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2001. Mearsheimer ...more
  • Bring Home the Revolution : The Case For a British Republic is a non-fiction book written by Jonathan Freedland and originally published in 1998 by Fourth Estate. Part travel book, part political and ...more
  • The New Rulers of the World is a 2002 Verso Books publication by the Australian-born journalist John Pilger which collects the authors essays based on his documentaries following earlier books which ...more
  • Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe is Thomas DiLorenzo's follow-up to The Real Lincoln, a book highly critical of the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence: A Voegelinian Analysis is a 2008 book by Dutch philosopher Meins G. S. Coetsier, According to WorldCat, the book is held in 781 libraries
  • The Tea Party Goes to Washington is a book by United States Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. The book, co-written by radio host, columnist, and blogger Jack Hunter, describes the Tea Party movement's ...more