• The Best Jimmy Carter Books - Stayin Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class by Jefferson Cowie
  • The Best Jimmy Carter Books - Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s by Meg Jacobs
  • The Best Jimmy Carter Books - Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President by Jimmy Carter
  • The Best Jimmy Carter Books - His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life by Jonathan Alter
  • The Best Jimmy Carter Books - Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace by Lawrence Wright

The Best Jimmy Carter Books, recommended by Robert Lieberman

For good books to understand Jimmy Carter and his presidency, it’s important to understand the context in which he was elected and served as president, argues political scientist Robert Lieberman. Here, he recommends five books on Jimmy Carter, winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize: “Carter was who he seemed to be, which is not something you often say about successful politicians.”

  • The best books on The US Cabinet - The Process of Government under Jefferson by Noble Cunningham
  • The best books on The US Cabinet - The Politics of the US Cabinet by Jeffrey E. Cohen
  • The best books on The US Cabinet - Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • The best books on The US Cabinet - Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
  • The best books on The US Cabinet - The Man Who Ran Washington by Peter Baker & Susan Glasser

The best books on The US Cabinet, recommended by Lindsay Chervinsky

In contrast to many other countries, the secretaries who serve in the United States cabinet aren’t chosen from among the country’s elected officials but entirely reflect the president’s personal choices. Here, presidential historian Lindsay Chervinsky, author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, talks us through the role of the cabinet and recommends which books to read to understand more about it.

  • The best books on Kamala Harris - The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris
  • The best books on Kamala Harris - Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Ana Ramírez González (illustrator) & Meena Harris
  • The best books on Kamala Harris - Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris & Mechal Renee Roe (illustrator)
  • The best books on Kamala Harris - Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Laura Freeman (illustrator) & Nikki Grimes
  • The best books on Kamala Harris - The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (Young Readers Edition) by Kamala Harris

The best books on Kamala Harris, recommended by Five Books

If you want to know more about Kamala Harris, the 49th Vice President of the United States and the first woman to hold the job, her own memoir is a great place to start, especially as there aren’t (m)any books about her yet. It’s available for different age groups, including children and teenagers. We’ve put together this list of her books at speed, and will update it as soon as we can do a full Five Books interview.

  • The best books on Joe Biden - What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer
  • The best books on Joe Biden - Matters of Principle by Mark Gitenstein
  • The best books on Joe Biden - Where the Light Enters by Jill Biden
  • The best books on Joe Biden - Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
  • The best books on Joe Biden - The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney

The best books on Joe Biden, recommended by Ronald A. Klain

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.

  • The Best Political Books of 2019 - Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America by Chris Arnade
  • The Best Political Books of 2019 - The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society by Binyamin Appelbaum
  • The Best Political Books of 2019 - Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream by Nicholas Lemann
  • The Best Political Books of 2019 - American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump by Tim Alberta
  • The Best Political Books of 2019 - The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future by Andrew Yang

The Best Political Books of 2019, recommended by John Harwood

With the 2020 presidential race underway and a possible impeachment of President Trump on the horizon, 2019 has been an action-packed year so far in American politics. Here to discuss five new political books that break down how we got to where we are is CNBC editor-at-large John Harwood, whose razor-sharp analysis has put him at the forefront of our television screens and the nation’s political discourse.

  • The best books on Impeachment - High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump by Frank O. Bowman III
  • The best books on Impeachment - Impeachment in America by N. E. H. Hull & Peter Charles Hoffer
  • The best books on Impeachment - Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment by United States Congress
  • The best books on Impeachment - Impeachment: The Constitutional Problems by Raoul Berger
  • The best books on Impeachment - Impeachment: A Handbook by Charles L. Jr. Black

The best books on Impeachment, recommended by Michael J. Gerhardt

In the 1998 Clinton impeachment proceedings, only one legal scholar was called as a joint witness: Michael J. Gerhardt, now a Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a prolific expert on subjects of constitutional history, the legislative process, and impeachment. With the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump well underway, he recommends five books crucial to understanding the subject.

  • The best books on The Politics of Climate Change - The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh
  • The best books on The Politics of Climate Change - Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization by Roy Scranton
  • The best books on The Politics of Climate Change - Love in the Anthropocene by Bonnie Nadzam & Dale Jamieson
  • The best books on The Politics of Climate Change - The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression by Angus Burgin
  • The best books on The Politics of Climate Change - The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy by Michael E Mann & Tom Toles

The best books on The Politics of Climate Change, recommended by Naomi Oreskes

‘We’re on a path that is going to lead to tremendous destruction and yet most of us are going about our lives as if nothing particularly special is happening.’ The science of climate change is incontrovertible but deniers persist and political and economic solutions continue to be – systematically – frustrated. Time is running out, says Naomi Oreskes