Popular and Best Selling Books on Democratic Political Party

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Title: The History of the Democratic Party

The presidential election of 1800-in which Thomas Jefferson challenged John Adams in his bid for reelection to the presidency-would prove one of the most significant in American history. It was the first election in which political parties played an important role. Jefferson's party, which he called the Republican Party, was only the first iteration of what is today the modern Democratic Party. Over time, the party has remade itself, adapting to the issues of the day and the preferences of its changing constituency. Now the oldest political party in the United States and among the oldest political parties in the world, it is a fixture in American politics, from the local to the national level.
Author(s): Heather Lehr Wagner
ISBN 13: 9780791094198
Pages: 120
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Title: The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic

“The essential handbook for thinking and talking Democratic—must reading not only for every Democrat but for every responsible citizen” (Robert B. Reich, former Secretary of Labor and author of Beyond Outrage).

Voters cast their ballots for what they believe is right, for the things that make moral sense. Yet Democrats have too often failed to use language linking their moral values with their policies. The Little Blue Book demonstrates how to make that connection clearly and forcefully, with hands-on advice for discussing the most pressing issues of our time: the economy, health care, women’s issues, energy and environmental policy, education, food policy, and more. Dissecting the ways that extreme conservative positions have permeated political discourse, Lakoff and Wehling show how to fight back on moral grounds and in concrete terms. Revelatory, passionate, and deeply practical, The Little Blue Book will forever alter the way Democrats and progressives think and talk about politics.

Author(s): George Lakoff
ISBN 13: 9781476700014
Pages: 141
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Title: Hard Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside look at the choices and challenges she has faced is “a subtle, finely calibrated work…with succinct and often shrewd appraisals of the complex web of political, economic, and historical forces in play around the world” (The New York Times). In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, Hillary Rodham Clinton expected to return to the United States Senate. To her surprise, newly elected President Barack Obama asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. “Hard Choices is a richly detailed and compelling chronicle of Clinton’s role in the foreign initiatives and crises that defined the first term of the Obama administration…it teems with small, entertaining details about her interactions with foreign leaders (Los Angeles Times). Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. Along the way, they grappled with tough dilemmas, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had gained a truly global perspective on the major trends reshaping today’s landscape.
Author(s): Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN 13: 9781476751474
Pages: 560
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Title: Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Dinesh D’Souza, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller America: Imagine a World Without Her, has a warning: We are on the brink of losing our country forever. After eight years of Obama, four years—or possibly eight years—of Hillary Clinton as president of the United States would so utterly transform America as to make it unrecognizable. No more will America be a land of opportunity. Instead, it will be a land of rapacious crony capitalism, run solely for the benefit of friends of the Obamas and the Clintons and the Democratic Party. It will, in fact, be the fulfillment of a dream the Democratic Party has had from the beginning…a dream of stealing America for the politically favored few. In Hillary's America, D’Souza reveals the sordid truth about Hillary and the secret history of the Democratic Party, including: how Democrats transitioned from pro-slavery to pro-enslavement; the long-standing Democratic political war against women; how Hillary Clinton’s political mentor was, literally, a cold-blooded gangster; how the Clintons and other Democrats see foreign policy not in terms of national interest, but in terms of personal profit; how Democratically controlled cities have turned into hotbeds of crime and corruption; and much, much more. Not only is Hillary Clinton a liar and a criminal—who would have been indicted for mishandling classified information on her secret email sever had the Democratic Party not closed ranks around her—she is also the culmination of her party's deliberate and stunning plot to redistribute wealth and political power to the liberal elite. Find out how Hillary and Bill used the Clinton Foundation to ruthlessly sell State Department influence to the highest foreign bidder. Find out what shady backroom Democrat dealers taught Hillary Clinton her particular brand of corrupt party politics. And most importantly, find out whether America can stop her from destroying the country once and for all.
Author(s): Dinesh D'Souza
ISBN 13: 9781621573470
Pages: 256
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Title: The Audacity of Hope

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.”
Author(s): Barack Obama
ISBN 13: 9780307237705
Pages: 375
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Title: Party of the People A History of the Democrats

Party of the PeopleJules WitcoverAfter more than two centuries of sometimes stormy, always intriguing history, the Democratic Party of the United States survives as the oldest political organization in the world. In Party of the People, veteran political chronicler Jules Witcover traces the Democratic Party’s evolution, from its roots in the agrarian, individualistic concepts of Thomas Jefferson to its emergence as today’s progressive party of social change and economic justice. Witcover describes the Democrats' dramatic struggle to deÞne themselves and shares with us half a century of personal observation of the party through its most turbulent times.

First called, oddly enough, the Republican Party but later known as the Democratic-Republican Party and eventually the Democratic Party, this creature of Jefferson and James Madison evolved from an early ideological and personal struggle with the commerce-minded Alexander Hamilton. Seasoned by the populism of Andrew Jackson, the party was nearly undone by the “peculiar institution” of slavery in the South, which led to the birth of the rival Republican Party and to the Civil War. Half a century later, America emerged from World War I under Democrat Woodrow Wilson as a reluctant international player, and from World War II under Franklin Roosevelt as a liberal bastion and global superpower.
In the civil rights revolution, the party shed much of its racist past, but subsequent white middle-class resentments and the divisive Vietnam War opened the door to a rival conservatism that effectively demon-ized Democratic liberalism. Defensively, the party under Bill Clinton sought safer centristground and seemed on the brink of establishing a “third way," until the disastrous 2000 electoral college defeat of Al Gore left the Democrats shaken and splintered. As the new century emerges, they are debating whether to return to their liberal roots, setting themselves clearly apart from the Republicans, or press on with the centrist pursuit of a broader, less liberal constituency.

In Party of the People (a perfect companion to Grand Old Party by Lewis L. Gould, a history of the Republicans published simultaneously by Random House), Jules Witcover offers a rich and comprehensive popular history of the ideas, struggles, and key Þgures that have deÞned the Democratic Party over the past two hundred years and are nowJules Witcover has covered American politics, and the Democratic Party, for more than half a century as a reporter, syndicated columnist, and author. He has written ten books on politics and history, including a novel, and is coauthor of Þve other political books. Witcover has also attended every Democratic National Convention since 1964, when the party nominated Lyndon B. Johnson in Atlantic City. After writing 85 Days, the deÞnitive account of the last campaign of Robert Kennedy in 1968, he chronicled every presidential campaign from 1976 to 1992 and then offered a seething critique of the process in 1999 in No Way to Pick a President. A recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington correspondents, Witcover has written on national politics for the Newhouse Newspapers, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Washington Star, and since 1981 he has been a political columnist for the Baltimore Sun. He lives with his wife, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, in Washington.“Party of the People is a fine popular history of the world’s oldest political party written by an astute veteran observer of American politics.”
-Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
“Lively and well-written, Party of the People delves into the lives of the great leaders who framed the Democratic Party's ideals and provides cogent insight into the state of the Party today. Told with a veteran journalist's talent for pace and detail, Party of the People is an engrossing, dynamic account that should be required reading for anyone interested in American politics.”
-Congressman Richard A. Gephardt, Former House Democratic Leader
"The story of the Democratic Party is the story of America's willingness to work together toward a better future for all. In Party of the People, Jules Witcover tells this tale with clarity, insight, and elegance. His luminous and unblinking history captures the moments when the party's vision have pushed our country forward as well as those times when the Democrats fell short of their own ideals. Most impressively, Witcover has captured the essence of American politics and its unique amalgam of altruism and pragmatism. This is an invaluable work of political history."  
-Senator Thomas Daschle 
“They call journalism the first draft of history. What do you call history written by a journalist? In this case, you call it splendid! This book has all the virtues of a solid history book and the pleasures of journalism. It's readable and reliable and as exciting as the campaigns it covers." -Rick Shenkman, editor of the History News Network, George Mason University
Author(s): Jules Witcover
ISBN 13: 9780375507427
Pages: 848
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Title: My Life

President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public.

It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House—a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college, working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford, becoming part of the Vietnam War protest movement; at Yale Law School, campaigning on the grassroots level for Democratic candidates; back in Arkansas, running for Congress, attorney general, and governor.

We see his career shaped by his resolute determination to improve the life of his fellow citizens, an unfaltering commitment to civil rights, and an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of political life.

We come to understand the emotional pressures of his youth—born after his father’s death; caught in the dysfunctional relationship between his feisty, nurturing mother and his abusive stepfather, whom he never ceased to love and whose name he took; drawn to the brilliant, compelling Hillary Rodham, whom he was determined to marry; passionately devoted, from her infancy, to their daughter, Chelsea, and to the entire experience of fatherhood; slowly and painfully beginning to comprehend how his early denial of pain led him at times into damaging patterns of behavior.

President Clinton’s book is also the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written—encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks, achievements.

It is a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals.

It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right, and how he survived and prevailed.

It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them:

• The ten-year-old boy watching the national political conventions on his family’s new (and first) television set.

• The young candidate looking for votes in the Arkansas hills and the local seer who tells him, “Anybody who would campaign at a beer joint in Joiner at midnight on Saturday night deserves to carry one box. . . . You’ll win here. But it’ll be the only damn place you win in this county.” (He was right on both counts.)

• The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign.

• The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole.

• The delicate manipulation needed to convince Rabin and Arafat to shake hands for the camera while keeping Arafat from kissing Rabin.

• The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidency.

Here is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice. A unique book by a unique American.

Hear an audio excerpt of Bill Clinton discussing his start, his book, and his parents (4:37), and remembering the day he met JFK (1:27).

Author(s): Bill Clinton
ISBN 13: 9780375414572
Pages: 957
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Title: Why the Right Went Wrong

From one of our most engaging political reporters and the author of Why Americans Hate Politics; the story of conservatism from the Goldwater 1960s to the present day Tea Party that has resulted in broken promises and an ideological purity ...
Author(s): E. J. Dionne
ISBN 13: 9781476763804
Pages: 544
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Title: Living History

Author(s): Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN 13: 9780743222242
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Title: The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party

America is under attack. Its institutions and values are under daily assault. But the principal culprits are not foreign terrorists. They are influential and powerful Americans secretly stirring up disunion and disloyalty in the shifting shadows of the Democratic Party. Radical infiltrators have been quietly transforming America's societal, cultural, and political institutions for more than a generation. Now, backed by George Soros, they are ready to make their move. These "progressive" extremists have gained control over aonce-respectable but now desperate and dangerous political party. From their perches in the Democratic hierarchy, they seek to undermine the war on terror, destabilize the nation, and effect radical "regime change" in America. With startling new evidence, New York Times best-selling authors David Horowitz and Richard Poe shine the light on the Shadow Party, exposing its methods, tactics, and ultimate agenda.

About the Author:
David Horowitz is president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture and founding editor of the online newsmagazine FrontPageMagazine.com

About the Author:
Richard Poe is the editorial and creative director of TheVanguard.org

Author(s): Richard Poe, David Horowitz
ISBN 13: 9781595551030
Pages: 304
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Title: Truman and the Democratic Party

What best defines a Democrat in the American political arena - idealistic reformer or pragmatic politician? Harry Truman adopted both roles and in so doing defined the nature of his presidency. Truman and the Democratic Party is the first book to deal exclusively with the president's relationship with the Democratic party and his status as party leader. Sean J. Savage addresses Truman's twin roles of party regular and liberal reformer, examining the tension that arose from this duality and the consequences of that tension for Truman's political career. Drawing on personal interviews with former Truman administration members and party officials and on archival materials - most notably papers of the Democratic National Committee at the Harry S. Truman Library - Savage has produced a fresh perspective that is both shrewd and insightful. Truman and the Democratic Party offers historians and political scientists a new way of looking at the Truman administration and its impact on key public policies.
Author(s): Sean Savage
ISBN 13: 9780813109411
Pages: 320
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Title: The Liberals' Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party

When George McGovern lost the 1972 presidential election, Richard Nixon's landslide victory buried more than an insurgent campaign. In resurrecting the largely forgotten story of McGovern's remarkable presidential bid, Bruce Miroff reveals how his crushing defeat produced an identity crisis for liberals torn between their convictions and the political calculations required to win elections—a dilemma for Democrats that has never gone away.

Miroff follows the campaign from its surprising rise to its catastrophic fall to remind us how a dark-horse candidate captured the nomination—and then disastrously chose a running mate with a hidden past. Drawing on interviews with dozens of participants—including McGovern himself—who share a wealth of anecdotes and insights, Miroff traces the insurgency to the political struggles of the sixties, explores McGovern's ideology, and assesses the Republican attack politics that linked McGovern to "acid, amnesty, and abortion."

Miroff shows how the transformative election of 1972 signaled a major shift in the Democratic base—from urban blue-collar New Dealers to suburban, issue-oriented activists (feminists and gay rights advocates among them)—as the party shed its Cold War past and embraced an antiwar orientation. He also illuminates how the McGovern campaign mastered the new game of presidential primaries and explores the formative experiences of a generation of talented young political actors, including campaign manager Gary Hart, political newcomer Bill Clinton, and future party strategists Bob Shrum and John Podesta. In excavating the 1972 landslide, he follows the subsequent careers of the young McGovernites anddescribes the loss's effects on later Democratic presidential campaigns.

By tracing the transformation of American liberalism and sixties idealism from their political crash in 1972 to the muddled centrism of the twenty-first century, The Liberals' Moment shows what the McGovern insurgency has to teach us today—and identifies what Democrats must do in order to reassume the mantle of progressive change.




Author(s): Bruce Miroff
ISBN 13: 9780700616503
Pages: 268
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Title: Plunder and Deceit

In Federalist 51, James Madison explained with cautionary insight the essential balance between the civil society and governmental restraint: “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies ...
Author(s): Mark R. Levin
ISBN 13: 9781451606331
Pages: 256
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Title: Michelle Obama

A comprehensive portrait of the First Lady describes her working-class upbringing on Chicago's South Side, her education at Princeton and Harvard during the racially charged 1980s, and her marriage to the future forty-fourth president.
Author(s): Peter Slevin
ISBN 13: 9780307949318
Pages: 432
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Title: Thunder on the Left

Thunder on the Left picks up where Unlimited Access left off as Gary Aldrich makes a compelling case that today's Democratic Party has been hijacked by the Hard-Left. This power struggle within the loyal opposition has, in turn, created a clear and present danger to our national security. Aldrich knows what he's talking about -- he was an FBI agent for 26 years and spent the last five years of his FBI career working at the White House. Aldrich was so alarmed and disgusted by the Clinton administration that he wrote Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House which became an immediate New York Times #1 bestseller. Aldrich tried to warn patriotic Americans that their Commander in Chief Bill Clinton and his Hard-Left cronies were engaged in a purposeful destruction of our national security. A driven and aggressive investigator, Aldrich continued his far-reaching probe as his insatiable curiosity led him to ask many obvious questions: Why was the Hard-Left so determined to destroy our national security? Why do they sneer at our institutions? Why do they continually paint Conservatives as extremists? Aldrich also presents the case that Bill Clinton is correctly blamed for September 11, 2001. Clinton and his Hard-Left allies may not want this to be Clinton's legacy, but Aldrich points out how Clinton ensured it. Aldrich thoughtfully explores the heart of the average Hard-Left Liberal: Who chooses liberal judges that set violent criminals free, while punishing cops? Who tries to take away our right to own firearms, and wants to tap our phones and keep databases of our most personal information? Who sneers at our Constitution, our beloved Declaration of Independence, and our Bill of Rights as mere parchment, written by irrelevant dead white men? Who wants to take God out of our Pledge and mocks our flag and our patriotism? Who celebrates a sick society with crude humor and angry rap lyrics that demean our women and poison our children's minds? Who und

To find some answers, Aldrich even joined the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy." Once inside, he met forgiving, generous patriots, not the extremists he expected to find. Instead of intolerance, he discovered the "Soft-Hearted Right's" biggest weakness: an almost genetic civility making it difficult for them to fight the politics of the gutter -- the Hard-Left's favorite habitat. Aldrich makes the argument that members of the Hard-Left are not patriots, and conservative leaders who generously assume that these hate-mongers "love America" are deceiving themselves. Aldrich presents compelling evidence that the power wielded by Hard-Left ideologues has resulted in astonishingly destructive consequences. He warns us that unless kept from power, the Hard-Left's socialistic, dishonest version of governance will eventually lead to the destruction of our freedoms! In Thunder on the Left, Aldrich takes on the politically correct and the leftist cheerleaders for Big Government and Big Media. He outlines the real reasons why many of our federal agencies have become make-work daycare centers for the unemployable. Aldrich thoroughly examines the FBI to determine what went wrong before September 11. He answers the question on everyone's mind: Will the FBI once again assume its great reputation? When all the problems facing us today are considered, including the immediate threat of terrorists, you must conclude -- as Aldrich so cleverly sets forth in his book -- that the Hard-Left is guilty as charged!

Author(s): Gary Aldrich
ISBN 13: 9780974028408
Pages: 216
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Title: The History of the Democratic Party

The presidential election of 1800-in which Thomas Jefferson challenged John Adams in his bid for reelection to the presidency-would prove one of the most significant in American history. It was the first election in which political parties played an important role. Jefferson's party, which he called the Republican Party, was only the first iteration of what is today the modern Democratic Party. Over time, the party has remade itself, adapting to the issues of the day and the preferences of its changing constituency. Now the oldest political party in the United States and among the oldest political parties in the world, it is a fixture in American politics, from the local to the national level.
Author(s): Heather Lehr Wagner
ISBN 13: 9780791094198
Pages: 120
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Title: The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life

Abortion has been a polarizing issues for three decades. But today, the politics are changing fast. Public support for abortion on demand is dropping, while euthanasia and cloning have also become part of controversial debates. Political journalist Ramesh Ponnuru explains how these issues represent the creeping advance of the party of death it wants to narrow the circle of human beings with a right to life by excluding the unborn, the seriously disabled and maybe even infants. Ponnuru details how the party of death took over the Democratic party, and how it has corrupted the law, politics, and even the teaching of history. He also explains how figures such as Mario Cuomo, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Barbara Boxer have camouflaged the party of death's extremism all with help from the media. But Ponnuru also has insight into a different political future, and closes by asking how America might look after Roe v. Wade is overturned. In an America that is turning away from abortion on demand, the Democrats may prove to be the last victims of the party of death.
Author(s): Ramesh Ponnuru
ISBN 13: 9781596980044
Pages: 303
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