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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Guide to Political Revolution,
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BOOK REVIEW by OnTheIssues.org:

This book is a delight to read -- chock-full of hand-drawn graphics (like the cover above) and clearly summarizing a dozen major national problems alongside Bernie's proposed solutions. It's evidently targeted toward young adult activists -- Bernie's supporters who call themselves Our Revolution -- with citations to "Mobilize" and "Learn More" in each chapter. The book is physically small -- to encourage carrying it around to rallies, perhaps -- and sticks to policy points, rather than detailing history or methodology.

On the other hand, the book doesn't say anything new -- everything in here has been said by Bernie during the 2016 campaign, and afterwards. It's really just a concise summary, rather than a detailed guide to how to accomplish the policy goals.

Bernie's other books cover other purposes -- like the details of the daily life of participating in the "revolution" in Where We Go From Here, or the details of what happened during the 2016 campaign in Our Revolution. Those books are as tedious to read as are most political memoirs or political histories -- so we recommend this delightful book instead, as the required reading for anyone who wants to Feel the Bern.

-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, March 2019

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Undermining unions led to 40-year decline in middle class.
Corporations
    45% estate tax only for estates over $3.5 million.
    Regulate derivatives like the high-stakes wagers they are.
Crime
    Police forces should reflect diversity of their communities.
Drugs
    Racist & failed war on drugs targets people of color.
Education
    Education is the great equalizer on path to middle class.
Energy & Oil
    Rising oceans creating world's first "climate refugees".
Families & Children
    Workers need paid family leave and paid sick leave.
Free Trade
    Expand "Buy American" and "Buy Local" as government policy.
Health Care
    Employer-based insurance burdens employers & stifles workers.
    Mental illness system is in tatters; treat like any illness.
Immigration
    Give undocumented workers legal protections.
Jobs
    Current $7.25/hr and $2.13/hr is starvation wage.
    Minimum wage increase helps economy because workers spend it.
    Women still earn only 80% of men; minorities earn 63%.
Tax Reform
    Replace carried-interest loophole with progressive taxation.
Welfare & Poverty
    Welfare to low-wage workers subsidizes profitable companies.


The above quotations are from Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders
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