WFP Recommended Reads

Item Title Author Genre Description
1 We’re Still Right, They’re Still Wrong: The Democrat’s Case for 2016 James Carville Non-fiction Every politico and pundit has tried to explain the 2016 presidential race, but James Carville – the multiple best-selling Ragin’ Cajun and grand strategist of Bill Clinton’s rise to the White House – has largely stayed silent. Until now.
2 What Happened Hillary Rodham Clinton Non-fiction What Happenedis a 2017 book by Hillary Rodham Clinton about her experiences as the Democratic Party's nominee and general election candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
3 Notorious RBG- The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Irin Carmon Non-fiction Notorious RBG, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg's family members, close friends, col
4 Women & Power; A Manifesto Mary Beard Non-fiction At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. InWomen & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, exa
5 The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court Jeffrey Toobin Non-fiction Based in part on exclusive interviews with the justices and former law clerks, Toobin profiles the justices of theUnited States Supreme Court, the functioning of that institution, and how it has changed over the years.
6 Profiles in Courage John F. Kennedy Non-fiction Profiles in Courageis a 1957Pulitzer Prize-winningvolume of short biographies describing acts of bravery and integrity by eightUnited States Senators. The book profiles senators who defied the opinions of theirpartyand constituents to do what they felt wa
7 A People’s History of the United States Howard Zinn Non-fiction Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research,A People's History of the United Statesis the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of—and in the words of—America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native
8 Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance Non-fiction From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D.
9 Glass House: The 1% Economy and The Shattering of the All- American Town Brian Alexander Non-fiction In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. InGlass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago
10 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond Non-fiction From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest