Do you love non-fiction? If so, you are far from alone and many avid readers of non-fiction find the U.S. government one of their favorite topics. From biographies to exposes, on this page, you will find a regularly updated selection of current bestsellers involving the United States Government.
In "Founding Brothers," Joseph J. Ellis details revealing turns in the founding of our nation. For example, the Revolution might not have been necessary. Ellis also shines light on the fact that our Founding Fathers were not always such tight "Founding Friends." Ellis presents a riveting and revealing look at the friendships and frictions between the Founding Fathers.
In recent years, welfare reform has thrust some 12 million American women into the labor market where they must try to survive on $6 to $7 an hour, about half of what is considered a living wage. Can the do it, survive that is? In "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," essayist Barbara Ehrenreich answers that question by trying it herself.
Nobody thought the 2000 presidential vote count would ever end and when it finally did, lot so people thought, and said, and wrote, that Al Gore has been robbed. In "Breaking the Deadlock," Richard A. Posner, a U.S. Court of Appeals goes against that grain by presenting defensible evidence showing both the vote count and the Supreme Courts decision in favor of George W. Bush were fair.
4) John Adams
Master biographer David McCullough backs up his excellent "Truman" with this best-selling look at America's second president. McCullough highlights Abigail Adams, who once wrote John "If perticular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation."
The Chicago Tribune called Edmund Morris fascinating account of the life of FDR a classic. The release of the latest edition of the great biography on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.