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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Should Barack Obama Be President? by Fred Zimmerman, Nimble Books

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Click here for 12 full quotes from Barack Obama in the book Should Barack Obama Be President?.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

BOOK REVIEW by OnTheIssues.org:

This is one of those quick-publication books, published by the owner of the aptly-named "Nimble Books." Perhaps several more editions will come out during the course of the election. It's an easy book to write because it has a structural formula: A "conventional wisdom" quip about Obama on top of the page, with a citation or explanation elaborating on the quip. Then a list of "Pro" and "Con" arguments about Obama's stance on the issue, as illustrated by the quip.

It's an easy-to-write formula, and an easy-to-read one too. It's nicely suited to the type of people who read OnTheIssues.org. We hope Nimble Books succeeds with this book and publishes a dozen more like it.

-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, May 2007

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Supports health benefits for gay civil partners.
    Muslim heritage gives Obama unique influence in Muslim world.
Energy & Oil
    Wants Detroit to build more hybrids & use more ethanol.
Foreign Policy
    Visited Africa in 2006; encouraged HIV testing & research.
    Focus on corruption to improve African development.
    Supports Israel’s self-defense; but distrusted by Israelis.
Government Reform
    Sponsored bill to disclose earmarks on Internet.
Homeland Security
    Need to be both strong and smart on national defense.
Principles & Values
    Full name: Barack Hussein Obama; family calls him “Barry”.
    Candidacy taken seriously despite his race or because of it?
    Convention speech understood country yearns for unity.
    Portrayed as a multiplier instead of a divider.

The above quotations are from Should Barack Obama Be President? by Fred Zimmerman, Nimble Books.

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