Whether you love reading satirical, comic, or political books, this year’s releases are sure to give you the much-needed escapism while challenging the status quo.
They will also explain the often unexplained mystery of Donald’s Trump’s election, victory, and conspiracy. Here are reviews of the best 10 political books in 2018 you should look for:
Fire and Fury
Trump’s first nine months in office have been full of drama, chaos, controversy, and turmoil. Michael Wolff, a regular columnist for various local dailies, writes a riveting story of Trump’s nine-month tenure after making a visit to the White House. In the expose, Fire and Fury, Wolff offers a wealth of details about the drama in the West Wing, making shocking revelations about Trump, his staff, family, and friends. The book also highlights the nitty-gritty of why FBI director, James Comey, was dismissed.
Trump Russia Intelligence Dossier
The book highlights the accusations of the conspiracy between Donald Trump and the Russian government before and during the U.S. presidential election held in 2016. Formerly referred to as the Steele dossier, Trump Russia Intelligence Dossier was initially written by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer and published by BuzzFeed. The book details the alleged cooperation of the Russian and Trump’s campaign to interfere with the election results.
A Higher Loyalty:
James Comey, a former FBI director, recently wrote the book, which is yet to be published. It contains details of his experiences in his career. He highlights the most high-stake situations of his job in the past twenty years of service to the American government. James explains what good and ethical leadership entails and how it helps good decisions. The title of the book appears to reference his now-infamous conversation with Donald Trump where the president asked Comey for loyalty.
Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win
Luke Harding, the author, gives a resolute reason for Russian’s involvement in Trump’s campaign. He explains Trump’s ties with the Russians, some of them dating back twenty years or more. It puts to bend Trump’s constant denial of having any relations with Russia. Based on Harding’s understanding of Moscow, he gives bizarre details of Trump-Russia relations that involve off-shore banks, money laundering, international intelligence, computer hacking, and the election’s interference.
The Best and the Brightest
David Halberstam relives America’s infamous participation in the Vietnam war. Just as its titles, he explains how the Best and Brightest drove the country to the war and why America lost. He expertly explores most of America’s flawed foreign policies that led to the war and its role in shaping the nation today. It is an American classic that answers questions that remain etched in our minds concerning the arduous Vietnam war.
Trump’s Brain: Predicting Trump’s Actions (An FBI Profile of Donald Trump)
The book depicts the most likely actions Donald Trump will take in the next four years. FBI profiling techniques are used to list Trump’s behavior and actions as president. Dr. Decker takes you through a journey of the foreign and domestic policies that are likely to be amended, changes in the economy, and the country America will probably go to war with. The book also gives insight on how FBI profiling works and how to use it for your personal benefit.
Trump’s campaign was admittedly one of a kind; more so if you were a reporter. The book gives a candid experience of life on the campaign trail. Katey Tur, an NBC News correspondent, gives a rather elaborate behind-the-scenes story of what it takes to be a campaign reporter. The book is vaguely comic and somewhat dreadful, detailing some often overlooked campaign and Election Day details while enhancing the chaos of the electioneering period.
Obama: An Intimate Portrait
The book relives the unique photographs of the former president Obama. Pete Souza, the Chief White House Photographer for Barack, spent lots of time with the president. As a result, he had the opportunity of taking the most iconic photos in history in fine-art print. The book documents memorable moments of Obama’s tenure like the image of the former President with his advisors in the Situation Room during Bin Laden’s seizure, intimate encounters with his family, and his interactions with world leaders.
The Art of War
The title is pretty familiar to most Westerners. Tzu, a former patriarch of the Chinese military, elaborates on the strategy used in politics, business, marketing, and other spheres. He gives a clear explanation of strategic thinking that is relatable to casual readers, military leaders, and business people. It helps the reader appreciate the applicability of Chinese military principles in everyday life.
How Democracies Die
The authors, Steven and Daniel, indulge in a fascinating study of how liberal democracies in countries such as Europe die. They explain how the election of dictators in countries becomes the beginning of a slow death of democratic states. Dictators require loyalty from their subjects, hence they do not imprison judges or declare war per se; they just need to rewrite the constitution to make opposition impossible.
The guide should help you choose your best political book this year. They are sure to provide some good entertainment for the better part of 2018 while unraveling mysteries in the second year of Donald Trump’s tenure.