Alternatives to Fire and Fury


Since its well-publicized release three weeks ago, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has been flying off library shelves. If you’ve put a hold on the book and are waiting for us to get you a copy, we are doing what we can to get you the book ASAP.

But, while you wait, here is a list of other politically themed books you can read instead. These titles are not nearly as provocative as Fire and Fury but they may just hold you over until it arrives.


The Long Game: A Memoir– Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is, arguably, one of Pres. Trump’s chief rivals in Washington DC. Here he offers his views on how Washington works and his battles with the Tea Party, Barack Obama, and others.



What Happened– Hillary Clinton’s analysis of what went wrong during her 2016 election campaign. Blaming herself for many of the mistakes her campaign team made, she explains what she knew at key moments of the campaign. Clinton also offers her views on what it means to be a public servant in Washington.



All the President’s Men– The book that brought down Richard Nixon and inspired a generation of journalists. Investigative journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward walk readers through a step-by-step account of their investigation into the Watergate break-in and how they kept the story alive despite intense scrutiny from all sides.




The Last of the President’s Men– Another book about Watergate by Woodward. This time he interviews Col. Alexander Butterfield, one of Nixon’s closest aides during his first term in office, about his experiences working for Pres. Nixon. Butterfield is the man who organized the installation of taping system in the Oval Office, and later revealed the taping system’s existence to the world at the height of the Watergate investigation.



American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley– A biography of the last great big-city Boss. Richard J. Daley served as Mayor of Chicago for 23 years, and ran the Chicago Democratic Political Machine like a supped-up car. Robert Kennedy was quoted in Daley’s New York Times obituary as “being the whole ballgame” when it came to Democratic support in elections, a point never more clear than when Mayor Daley (allegedly) swung all of Illinois in favor John F. Kennedy in the 1960 Presidential Election and got JFK elected.


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