What are the best books on politics? What good political books should you read? Everyday politics may seem boring at times. The opposite is true. Below we tell you why in ten short book descriptions. Read along…

The best political books of all time

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Politics of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

The Best Political BooksAuthor
Team of RivalsTeam of Rivals
Nasty PoliticsGraham W. Milton, Jr.
Prisoners of GeographyTim Marshall
Dark MoneyJane Mayer
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln Sean Wilentz
Courage and Consequence Karl Rove
Presidential LeadershipJames Taranto and Leonard Leo
How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and ThemJason Stanley
World Politics Since 1945Peter Calvocoressi
10 Reasons Why Black Folk Should Love Donald TrumpJohnny (Big) Dawgs

The updated top 10 list: the best books about politics

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t, Fourth Edition: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

It can be hard to trust information that is given on politics these days. Fake news is part of everyday life now. So how can you find out what is true and what isn’t? We think this book will help you do just that. It describes every issue in the US and even gives you insight into the 2020 election.

American Government 101: From the Continental Congress to the Iowa Caucus, Everything You Need to Know About US Politics (Adams 101)

In the 101-series this is the version on American Government, elections and US politics. You don’t get lost in the many details, and there are no boring long paragraphs. This is your go-to read if you want to learn about politics and have a little fun while reading it too.

Politics Weird-o-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts about Politics

We like this book, because it is not just on American politics. It shares information on the absurdity of political behavior and decisions from all over the world. Politics and governments have always been a bit strange, and after you read this book you will understand why it isn’t any different today.

Interesting Stories For Curious People: A Collection of Fascinating Stories About History, Science, Pop Culture and Just About Anything Else You Can Think of 

The interesting facts and stories in this book by Bill O’Neill will help you be the light of the party or meeting in no-time. It will be hard to put this book aside, as it just keeps providing you with information that is quite hard to believe and sometimes hilarious.

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place) 

This book on politics is written from a geographical point of view. Maps have the power to zoom in and out, and they can explain much of the past’s geo-politics. It can assist in understanding politics today and where we might go from here.

The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

We love this book, because it focuses on the political ideas of some of the world’s greatest thinkers, but their ideas are explained in such a way that it is easy to understand for everyone.

We Can’t Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics

Some subjects can cause a stir at the workplace, and sometimes it gets even worse than that. When people have to choose sides, there is no going back. So how do you discuss topics like religion, race or politics? Mary-Frances Winters shares how you can still talk about these things without creating division.


This book is in our top ten list, because everybody wants to know what really happened inside the White House when Trump lived there. This book focuses on Trump’s presidency and the global pandemic. It also deals with economic and racial problems.

Manifesto of the Communist Party 

Have you ever thought about what it mean to have a classless society? Well, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote this down in this manifesto. It discusses a roadmap on how to achieve this goal.

Facts Don’t Care about Your Feelings

Ben Shapiro has written many columns, but this book is on the elections of 2020. He shares his view on American politics and many other subjects with facts.

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