November 3rd, 2020: With votes in the US presidential election still being counted, we still don't know who the winner will be—Democrat Joe Biden or Republican Donald Trump. All the world is watching, because the US remains the dominant world power and the impact of the election will be felt around the globe. We have two book recommendation interviews dedicated to the presidential candidates, both conducted by our US editor, Eve Gerber.
On January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States. Here Ronald A. Klain, the veteran lawyer who is once again serving as Biden's chief of staff, recommends books that show the man behind the public persona including his love of Irish poetry, the string of terrible personal tragedies that have affected his life and career, and his leading role in blocking a Supreme Court appointment that would've decimated abortion rights.
Strangers in Their Own Land
by Arlie Russell Hochschild
American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump
by Tim Alberta
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
by Michael Wolff
Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us
by Amanda Carpenter
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump
by Bandy Lee
Around the world, people were taken aback when the populist candidate, a real estate developer and reality TV show star called Donald Trump, was elected as the 45th President of the United States. Here Tony Schwartz, Trump’s co-author on his bestselling book, The Art of the Deal, talks us through how that happened and why Trump is so mesmerising, even to those who oppose him.