Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Political Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence: The Constitution of the United States of America

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

How often have people claimed that a certain thing was “in the Constitution” and you’ve wanted to pull out a copy to show them what this incredible document really says?This is the book you want to keep with you at all times: the full text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the two documents that are the backbone of United States government. Reading them as they were written is a must for every American. Regular reading is required for any historian or member of the legal profession, and a good idea for all Americans.Acclaimed Constitutional scholar Paul Skousen, author of How to Read the Constitution, frames this simple text with a brief preface and a summary of important facts about these two documents, including important dates, for the ultimate quick reference. Throughout the text of the Constitution, he provides a clear guide to parts that became invalid due to later amendments, making the current meaning clear. Without intruding on the meaning, Skousen gives you a great tool for understanding our most basic principles of good government. An inspiring introduction by New York Times best-selling author Dan Clark will put you in the right frame of mind to read and appreciate these great documents.This handy guide can become your best friend, and you’ll want to keep a copy nearby. Fortunately, this little book will easily fit into your pocket or briefcase, top desk drawer, or iPad case. You’ll may find you want to have extra copies around to hand out, too. Here is your chance to become an expert on two of the most important documents that shaped our country!

  • Author: The Founding Fathers
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 30, 2016)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-1535031639
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.26 x 8 inches


2. The Art Of War: Complete Text of Sun Tzu's Classics, Military Strategy History, Ancient Chinese Military Strategist (Deluxe Collection Edition, #1)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War This is a complete edition which also contains Preface, Introduction, appreciations of Sun Tzu, Apologies for war and Bibliography. Don't be fooled by other versions as they are incomplete and are 50 page Bullet Points Pamphlets . This edition was translated by Lionel Giles, first published in 1910. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to a different set of skills related to warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics. For almost 1,500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that was formalized as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song in 1080. The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare and has influenced both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy, lifestyles and beyond. The book contained a detailed explanation and analysis of the Chinese military, from weapons and strategy to rank and discipline. Sun also stressed the importance of intelligence operatives and espionage to the war effort. Because Sun has long been considered to be one of history's finest military tacticians and analysts, his teachings and strategies formed the basis of advanced military training for millennia to come. A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!

  • Author: Sun Tzu
  • Publisher: Independently published (April 14, 2021)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • ISBN: 979-8737610623
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches


3. Constitution of the United States (Books of American Wisdom)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

The landmark legal document of the United States, the U.S. Constitution comprises the primary law of the Federal Government. Signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, the Constitution outlines the powers and responsibilities of the three chief branches of the Federal Government, as well as the basic rights of the citizens of the United States. This beautiful gift edition contains the complete text of the United States Constitution, as well as all of its amendments. It is a treasure for Americans of all ages.

  • Author: Founding Fathers
  • Publisher: Applewood Books; This beautiful gift edition contains the complete text of the United States Cons (April 1, 1995)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1557091055
  • Dimensions: 4.25 x 0.25 x 6.75 inches


4. The Prince

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

"The Prince" is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered, and the work responsible for bringing "Machiavellian" into wide usage as a pejorative term. It has also been suggested by some critics that the piece is, in fact, a satire.

  • Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Publisher: KTHTK (July 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences


5. How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

Have you ever wanted to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and really understand what they’re saying?Millions of others have too. But getting a real understanding of the legal language of 200 years ago can be challenging — and as a result, few Americans know these important documents as well as they should. Recognizing this, Paul Skousen has written exactly the book you’ve been looking for.It’s an easy, step-by-step guide that makes these documents come alive. With his help you will be able to read them with purpose, with understanding, and with clarity.Skousen provides several valuable memory aids for you to master the Constitution’s seven Articles and the 27 important rights named in the Bill of Rights. You will be able to navigate through the Declaration’s five power statements on freedom, and unlock their 18th century phrases with a convenient glossary. You will find the answers to ten popular myths about the Constitution, and discover how its guiding principles protect human rights. Thousands of books describe the origins of these famous documents, but only one book gives you a place to start reading them made easier in How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

  • Author: Paul B. Skousen
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 22, 2016)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1534853751
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.54 x 8 inches


6. Republic (Hackett Classics)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

This edition includes a select bibliography, a synopsis of each book, a glossary of terms, a glossary and index of names, and a general index.   "Reeve's new translation of Republic is the one to order for students. . . . Reeve draws on his thorough understanding of Plato's central work to provide an informed translation and properly brief supporting apparatus. A highlight is the concise, substantive Introduction that usefully encapsulates much of Reeve's own scholarship." —P.W. Wakefield, in CHOICE

  • Author: Plato
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; 1st edition (September 15, 2004)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-0872207363
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.75 inches


7. The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

Politics affects us all and the same questions reverberate across history. Who should rule? Is property theft? What’s mightier – the bullet or the ballot?  Discover 80 of the world’s greatest thinkers and their political big ideas that continue to shape our lives today.   Humankind has always asked profound questions about how we can best govern ourselves and how rulers should behave.  The Politics Book  charts the development of long-running themes, such as attitudes to democracy and violence, developed by thinkers from Confucius in ancient China to Mahatma Gandhi in 20th-century India.  Justice goes hand in hand with politics, and in this comprehensive guide, you can explore the championing of people’s rights from the Magna Carta to Thomas Jefferson’s Bill of Rights and Malcolm X’s call to arms. Ideologies inevitably clash and  The Politics Book  takes you through the big ideas such as capitalism, communism, and fascism exploring their beginnings and social contexts in step-by-step diagrams and illustrations, with clear explanations that cut through the jargon. Filled with thought-provoking quotes from great thinkers such as Nietzsche, Karl Marx, and Mao Zedong,  The Politics Book  is a thought-provoking and unmissable read for both students and everyone interested in how the world of government and power works. Series Overview:  Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: DK; Illustrated edition (February 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-1465473905
  • Dimensions: 7.81 x 0.91 x 9.31 inches


8. The Art of War: A Graphic Novel

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

An entertaining graphic adaptation of the oldest military treatise in the world. Hailed as the oldest philosophical discussion on military strategy, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has been adapted as a graphic novel by award-winning illustrator Pete Katz. In this collectible thread-bound edition, the narrative focuses on a teacher instructing a pupil on the main points of Sun Tzu’s treatise, with vibrant battle scenes interspersed throughout. Issues such as planning, tactics, maneuvering, and spying are illustrated with full-color scenes, so that readers may gain a greater understanding of principles from the fifth century BC.

  • Author: Sun Tzu
  • Publisher: Canterbury Classics; Illustrated edition (October 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-1684124299
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 10 inches


9. 2021 The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar: Her Words of Hope, Equality and Inspiration ― A yearlong tribute to the notorious RBG (12-Month Monthly Calendar)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

Celebrate a brilliant cultural icon with this inspiring wall art calendar! Pay tribute to the groundbreaking life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Filled with bold, dynamic art each month and the profound words of the notorious RBG, this incredible 2021 wall calendar is the perfect inspirational gift for women or anyone who admires the trailblazing defender of justice and equality. The 2021 Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar packs a powerful message and honors the woman who's changed the world with her wisdom and dissent. Celebrate the extraordinary achievements of this unconventional hero all year and beyond! A significant portion of the profits from this calendar will benefit causes Ruth Bader Ginsburg believed in and supported throughout her life! Sourcebooks is proud to continue advocacy in her honor. Features: 12-month wall calendar (January-December 2021) with 12" x 12" trim size and sturdy hole for hanging 13 stunning wall art pieces illustrated by 13 fierce female artists Inspirational quotes from the iconic RBG Fascinating facts about groundbreaking milestones in Justice Ginsburg's career Incredible information and tribute biography about her life Holidays and observances

  • Author: Sourcebooks
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (November 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1728244983
  • Dimensions: 12 x 0.25 x 12 inches


10. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Political Reference - August 2021

In this series of essays, Ayn Rand presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene.   This edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand that did not appear in the hardcover edition: “The Wreckage of the Consensus,” which presents the Objectivists’ views on Vietnam and the draft; and “Requiem for Man,” an answer to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum.

  • Author: Ayn Rand
  • Publisher: Signet; Reissue edition (July 15, 1986)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0451147950
  • Dimensions: 4.13 x 0.91 x 6.75 inches