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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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Profiles In Courage For Our Time,
by Caroline Kennedy

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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    John F. Kennedy: We should not counsel patience and delay on equal rights.
    Hilda Solis: Affirmative action empowers disadvantaged communities.
    John Lewis: As child, petitioned to get library card when denied by race.
    John Lewis: Beating while Alabama march leader sparked Voting Rights Act.
    John Lewis: Arrested and jailed 40 times as civil rights leader.
    John Lewis: Called "square" for not smoking marijuana in 1960s.
    Hilda Solis: 1984: First elective office: Board of Community College.
    Hilda Solis: 1992: Won State Assembly race focusing on education.
    Hilda Solis: Profile in Courage award for environmental justice.
    John F. Kennedy: We all inhabit a small planet & breathe the same air.
    Hilda Solis: 1990s: At forefront of environmental justice movement.
    Hilda Solis: 1995: Enviro justice bill passed CA Congress, but vetoed.
    Hilda Solis: Proudest achievement: San Gabriel Conservancy.
Government Reform
    John McCain: Profile in Courage award for preserving integrity of system.
    Russell Feingold: Profile in Courage award for preserving integrity of system.
    John McCain: Infuriates fellow senators by battling pork-barrel spending.
    John McCain: Reform called incumbent protection, but fought by incumbents.
    John McCain: McCain-Feingold is latest in line of 200 years of CFR.
    Russell Feingold: Viewed as moralizer by Senate colleagues, for pushing reform.
    Russell Feingold: Call the Bank Roll: List donations prior to Senate votes.
    Russell Feingold: McCain-Feingold is latest in line of 200 years of CFR.
    Russell Feingold: 1998: "Unilaterally disarmed" by forgoing soft money.
Homeland Security
    Bill Clinton: 1993: First visited Vietnam memorial with veteran Sen.McCain.
    Hilda Solis: Disproportionate number of minorities are casualties of war.
    John McCain: Accused in 2000 SC primary of ignoring veterans' groups.
    John McCain: 1993: Led effort to normalize relations with Vietnam.
    Russell Feingold: 2001: Sole senate vote opposing anti-terrorist legislation.
    Russell Feingold: 1994: Led unsuccessful fight to cut aircraft carrier funding.
    Hilda Solis: 1996: Passed CA initiative to raise minimum wage to $5.75/hr.
Principles & Values
    Caroline Kennedy: Awards "Profiles in Courage" for acting on principle.
    Gerald Ford: Pardoned Nixon under almost universally condemnation.
    John F. Kennedy: Profile in Courage award to honor those with courage.
    David Beasley: Removed GA Confederate flag knowing it might cost election.
    David Beasley: 1994: Promised to keep Confederate flag; 1998: Removed it.
    Gerald Ford: Told 8 days prior to resignation that Nixon would resign.
    Gerald Ford: Cites Supreme Court decision: accepting pardon imputes guilt.
    Gerald Ford: Preserved White House tapes, despite requests from Nixon.
    Gerald Ford: 1976: I tried to restore shattered confidence in democracy.
    Gerald Ford: 1974: Pardoned Nixon to "end our long national nightmare".
    Hilda Solis: 1994: First Latina elected to California Senate.
    Jim Hodges: 1994: Won election when Beasley reneged on Confederate flag.
    John McCain: Reputation of volcanic temper shared even within GOP.
    Richard Nixon: Offered deal to Ford on resignation, but Ford declined.
    Richard Nixon: Words can't describe my regret at my mistakes over Watergate.
    Richard Nixon: Sought possession of White House tapes after resignation.
    Roy Barnes: Removed SC Confederate flag knowing it might cost election.
    Roy Barnes: Confederate flag was barrier to GA's future prosperity.
    Sonny Perdue: 2001: Won election on central issue of Confederate flag.

The above quotations are from Profiles In Courage For Our Time,
by Caroline Kennedy.

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