Books on Politics
By: Francis Fisher Browne (1843-1913)
Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper, serviceman, state legislator, lawyer, politician, Republican Party leader, and of course President. Along the way we learn about his days of hardship as a beginning lawyer, his love for Anne Rutledge, such myths as "Honest Abe," and his deep concerns over the issue of slavery. The author uses Lincoln's correspondence with others to show his personality traits and opinions about topics of his world.
By: Imbert de Saint-Amand (1834-1900)
Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty
Paris in 1792 is no longer what it was in 1789. In 1789, the old French society was still brilliant. The past endured beside the present. Neither names nor escutcheons, neither liveries nor places at court, had been suppressed. The aristocracy and the Revolution lived face to face. In 1792, the scene has changed."France was now on the verge of the Reign of Terror (la Terreur), the violent years following the Revolution, and this book chronicles the terrible period of French history which culminated in the proclamation: "Royalty is abolished in France...
By: Jefferson Davis (1808-1889)
Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1a
The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War. Davis spared little detail in describing every aspect of the Confederate constitution and government, in addition to which he retold in detail numerous military campaigns...
By: John T. Morse (1840-1937)
John Quincy Adams
This biography contains three main sections. the first covers Adams's early years and his time as a diplomat--both in America and overseas. The second tells of his two careers as Secretary of State and President. The last involves his years in the House of Representatives.
By: Nellie Bly (1864-1922)
Six Months In Mexico
This is an account of Nellie Bly's travels through Mexico in 1885. The book was originally a series of individual articles that she submitted to the Pittsburgh Dispatch newspaper for publication. In them she described the conditions of the people and the political system she found in Mexico. Her narratives focused mostly on the impoverished and disadvantaged in a country whose government was extremely corrupt. Bly was perhaps what we now term a feminist, striving for the empowerment and independence of women...
By: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)
What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government
What Is Property?: or, An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government (French: Qu'est-ce que la propriété ? ou Recherche sur le principe du Droit et du Gouvernment) is an influential work of nonfiction on the concept of property and its relation to anarchist philosophy by the French anarchist and mutualist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, first published in 1840. In the book, Proudhon most famously declared that “property is theft”. Proudhon believed that the common conception of property conflated two distinct components which, once identified, demonstrated the difference between property used to further tyranny and property used to protect liberty...
This is not merely a book about the Russian Jews. It is a marvellous revelation of the Russian soul. It shows not only that the overwhelming majority of the Russian intellectuals, including nearly all of her brilliant literary geniuses, are opposed to the persecution of the Jews or any other race, but that they have a capacity for sympathy and understanding of humanity unequalled in any other land. I do not know of any book where the genius and heart of Russia is better displayed. Not only her leading litterateurs but also her leading statesmen and economists are represented—and all of them speak as with a single voice.
By: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)
Public Opinion (1922), by Walter Lippman, is a critical assessment of functional democratic government, especially the irrational, and often self-serving, social perceptions that influence individual behavior, and prevent optimal societal cohesion. (Introduction by author)
Preface to Politics
This is the first book in the bibliography of Walter Lippmann, written three years after emerging from Harvard where he studied under the pragmatists Santayana and James. Although the work is a century old, the reader of today may still find in it, with its focus on practical human needs, a refreshing view towards the fundamental purpose (and persistent flaws) of politics, and indeed government itself, just as relevant and meaningful today as when it was written.
By: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
|Abraham Lincoln Writings|
|Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address|
|Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address|
|State of the Union Address|
By: Adam G. De Gurowski (1805-1866)
|Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862|
|Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863|
By: Addie Chisholm
|Why and How : a hand-book for the use of the W.C.T. unions in Canada|
By: Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing) Stevenson (1835-1914)
|Something of Men I Have Known With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective|
By: Agénor Gasparin (1810-1871)
|The Uprising of a Great People The United States in 1861. to Which is Added a Word of Peace on the Difference Between England the United States.|
By: Agnes E. Ryan (1878-1954)
|The Torch Bearer A Look Forward and Back at the Woman's Journal, the Organ of the Woman's Movement|
By: Albert Bushnell Hart (1854-1943)
|Formation of the Union, 1750-1829|
By: Alexander Hamilton (1755/1757-1804)
The Federalist Papers
In order to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution in the late 1780s, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Hay wrote a series of 85 articles and essays explaining their reasons to support the constitution. Most of these articles were published in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet and they later became known as “The Federalist Papers.” In reading the articles, one will encounter very interesting issues like Hamilton’s opposition to including the Bill of Rights in the Constitution and why he thinks a Union is better than a Confederation...
By: Alexander Irvine (1863-1941)
|From the Bottom Up The Life Story of Alexander Irvine|
By: Alexander Johnston (1849-1889)
|American Eloquence, Volume 1 Studies In American Political History (1896)|
By: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
Democracy in America
Arguably, one of the most influential and insightful pieces of work concerned with American political life, Democracy in America directs itself towards American politics and society, and is considered to be one the best books written on the subject. Published in 2 volumes, in 1835 and 1840, Tocqueville records his findings after studying the thriving nation in his nine month exploratory journey. The young French aristocrat first came to America on an official assignment to study the American penal system, but instead used this as a pretext to study American society...
By: Alfred W. Pollard (1869-1948)
|The History of England - a Study in Political Evolution|
By: Almroth Wright (1861-1947)
|The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage|
By: Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)
|State of the Union Address|
By: Andrew Johnson (1808-1875)
|State of the Union Address|
By: Annie Wood Besant (1847-1933)
|The Case for India|
|The Causes of the Rebellion in Ireland Disclosed In an Address to the People of England|
|The British North America Act, 1867|
|Is Ulster Right?|
|The Ghost of Chatham; A Vision Dedicated to the House of Peers|
|A Dialogue Between Dean Swift and Tho. Prior, Esq. In the Isles of St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, On that Memorable Day, October 9th, 1753|
By: Anthony Trollope
Phineas Finn is the sequel to “Can you Forgive Her?” and the second novel in Trollope’s Palliser series. The eponymous hero is a young Irishman who becomes a member of the English parliament. Trollope aspired to become an M.P. himself, and he ably describes the workings of the English political scene. There is also a love interest, as the somewhat inconstant Phineas courts three different women: his Irish sweetheart, Mary Flood Jones; Lady Laura Standish, the daughter of a prominent Whig politician; and a lovely heiress, Violet Effingham.
The Prime Minister
The Prime Minister is the fifth in Trollope's series of six Palliser novels. With Phineas' difficulties resolved, Trollope introduces new characters. A respectable young girl forsakes the man her family had always intended her to marry when she falls in love with a man of foreign extraction and an unknown family. He has a gentleman's education and manners, but his family background and financial means are mysterious. Is he really a gentleman? Meanwhile, Plantagenet Palliser becomes Prime Minister of a shaky coalition government, and Glencora and Madame Goessler are busy with the ensuing social obligations.
The Small House at Allington
Fifth novel in the Barsetshire series, The Small House at Allington is largely focused on the Small House's inhabitants, Mrs. Dale and her two marriageable daughters, Lily and Bell. The two girls, of course, have suitors: their cousin, Bernard Dale, his friend Adolphus Crosbie, and the local boy, Johnny Eames, whose career in London is to mark him as far more than the "hobbledehoy" that he has earlier been considered. Crosbie is a social climber, and his connection with the dysfunctional de Courcys of Barsetshire give the author a chance for a splendid portrayal of an aristocratic family in decline...
|North America — Volume 1|
By: Arthur Judson Brown (1856-1963)
|New Forces in Old China An Inevitable Awakening|
By: Arthur Ransome (1884-1967)
|The Crisis in Russia|
By: Arthur William Dunn (1868-1927)
|Community Civics and Rural Life|
By: August Bebel (1840-1913)
|Woman under socialism|
By: Augustus Bridle (1869-)
|The Masques of Ottawa|
By: Bede Jarrett (1881-1934)
By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
|Lord George Bentinck A Political Biography|
By: Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)
|State of the Union Address|
By: Benjamin Lumley (1812-1875)
|Another World Fragments from the Star City of Montalluyah|
By: Benjamin Perley Poore (1820-1887)
|Perley's Reminiscences, v. 1-2 of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis|
By: Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733)
Fable of the Bees
Bernard Mandeville's didactic poem praising the virtues that personal vices bestow on society as a whole, along with several treatises and dialogues explaining and defending it. Mandeville's theories were influential in the development of both the moral philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment and the methodology of modern economics. - Summary by Matthew Muñoz
By: Bertram Lenox Simpson (1877-1930)
|The Fight for the Republic in China|
By: Bertrand Russell
Proposed Roads to Freedom
Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872 – 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, political activist and Nobel laureate. He led the British “revolt against idealism” in the early 1900s and is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. In this book, written in 1918, he offers his assessment of three competing streams in the thought of the political left: Marxian socialism, anarchism and syndicalism.
|The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism|
By: Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
Up From Slavery
Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans...
By: Brooks Adams (1848-1927)
The Theory of Social Revolutions
Brooks Adams (1848- 1927), was an American historian and a critic of capitalism. He believed that commercial civilizations rise and fall in predictable cycles. First, masses of people draw together in large population centers and engage in commercial activities. As their desire for wealth grows, they discard spiritual and creative values. Their greed leads to distrust and dishonesty, and eventually the society crumbles. In The Law of Civilisation and Decay (1895), Adams noted that as new population centers emerged in the west, centers of world trade shifted from Constantinople to Venice to Amsterdam to London...
By: BS Murthy
Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife
When a bunch of apparently non-practicing Musalmans headed by Mohamed Atta launched that fidayeen attack on New York’s World Trade Centre that Sep 11, the world at large, by then familiar with the ways of the Islamic terrorism, was at a loss to fathom the unthinkable source of that unexpected means of the new Islamist scourge. The symptoms of a latent terrorist in the Muslim youth can be traced to the sublimity of Muhammad's preaching’s in Mecca and the severity of his Medina sermons make Islam a Janus-faced faith that forever bedevils the mind of the Musalmans...
By: C. H. Thomas
|Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) The Conspiracy of the 19th Century Unmasked|
By: California. State Board of Charities and Corrections
|Rules and regulations governing maternity hospitals and homes ... September, 1922|
By: Calista McCabe Courtenay
In this biography for young people, Calista McCabe Courtenay takes the reader from George Washington the surveyor to his early military career, first as a colonel in the Virgina militia and then as a member of General Braddock'a staff during the French and Indian War. He later commanded the Virginia forces before joining the First Continental Congress. Much of the book is devoted to his campaigns during the American Revolution. At the end, we see him as President for two terms.
By: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
|State of the Union Address|
By: Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831)
A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war. Free of technical jargon, and suitable for modern readers. This audiobook is based on a 1909 English translation.
By: Catherine Radziwill (1858-1941)
|Cecil Rhodes Man and Empire-Maker|
By: Charles E. Morris
|The Progressive Democracy of James M. Cox|
By: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
|The Ancien Regime|
By: Charles Kingston O'Mahony (1884-)
|The Viceroys of Ireland|
By: Charles Seymour (1885-1963)
|Woodrow Wilson and the World War A Chronicle of Our Own Times.|
By: Chester Alan Arthur (1830-1886)
|State of the Union Address|
By: Christopher Evans (1847-1917)
By: Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)
By: Clinton W. (Clinton Wallace) Gilbert (1871-1933)
|The Mirrors of Washington|
By: Coalition for Networked Information
|The Universal Copyright Convention (1988)|
By: D. D. (Daniel Desmond) Sheehan (1873-1948)
|Ireland Since Parnell|
By: Dan Smoot (1913-2003)
|The Invisible Government|
By: Daniel Defoe (1661?-1731)
|The True-Born Englishman A Satire|
By: David Dudley Field (1805-1894)
|The Vote That Made the President|
|The Electoral Votes of 1876 Who Should Count Them, What Should Be Counted, and the Remedy for a Wrong Count|
By: David Hunter Miller (1875-1961)
|The Geneva Protocol|
By: De Alva Stanwood Alexander (1845-1925)
|A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3|
By: Doane Robinson (1856-1946)
|Sioux Indian Courts An address delivered by Doane Robinson before the South Dakota Bar Association, at Pierre, South Dakota, January 21, 1909|
By: Donald Mackenzie Wallace (1841-1919)
By: Doris Stevens (1892-1963)
Jailed for Freedom
A first-hand account of the 1913-1919 campaign of American suffragists, detailing their treatment at the hands of the courts, and the true conditions of their incarceration.
By: Dwight D. (Dwight David) Eisenhower (1890-1969)
|State of the Union Address|
By: Earl Barnes (1861-1935)
|Woman in Modern Society|
By: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
|Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America|
|The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)|
|Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches, etc.|
By: Edward Francis Adams (1839-)
|The Inhumanity of Socialism|
By: Edward M. House (1858-1938)
Philip Dru: Administrator
Philip Dru: Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow, 1920-1935 is a futuristic political novel published anonymously in 1912 by Edward Mandell House, an American diplomat, politician and presidential foreign policy advisor. His book's hero leads the democratic western U.S. in a civil war against the plutocratic East, and becomes the dictator of America. Dru as dictator imposes a series of reforms that resemble the Bull Moose platform of 1912 and then vanishes.
By: Edward Potts Cheyney (1861-1947)
|American Nation: a history — Volume 1: European Background of American History, 1300-1600|
By: Egerton Ryerson (1803-1882)
|The Story of My Life Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada|
|The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2. From 1620-1816|
|The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2 From 1620-1816|
By: Elbert Hubbard
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF AMERICAN STATESMENBy ELBERT HUBBARDBERT HUBBARD A little more patience, a little more charity for all, a little more devotion, a little more love; with less bowing down to the past, and a silent ignoring of pretended authority; a brave looking forward to the future with more faith in our fellows, and the race will be ripe for a great burst of light and life. --Elbert Hubbard It was not built with the idea of ever becoming a place in history: simply a boys' cabin in the woods...
By: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
Eighty Years and More; Reminiscences 1815-1897
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the premier movers in the original women’s rights movement, along with Susan B. Anthony, her best friend for over 50 years. While Elizabeth initially stayed home with her husband and many babies and wrote the speeches, Susan went on the road to bring the message of the women’s rights movement to an often hostile public. When black men were given the vote in 1870, Susan and Elizabeth led the women’s rights establishment of the time to withhold support for a bill that would extend to black men the rights still denied for women of all colors...
|History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I|
By: Elizabeth Garver Jordan (1867-1947)
|The Story of a Pioneer|
By: Émile Faguet (1847-1916)
|The Cult of Incompetence|
By: Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
Anarchism and Other Essays
Chicago, May 4, 1886. In the Haymarket region of the city, a peaceful Labor Day demonstration suddenly turns into a riot. The police intervene to maintain peace, but they soon use violence to quell the mob and a bomb is thrown, resulting in death and injuries to scores of people. In the widely publicized trial that followed, eight anarchists were condemned to death or life imprisonment, convicted of conspiracy, though none of them had actually thrown the bomb. A young Russian immigrant, Emma Goldman, had arrived just the previous year in the United States...
By: Emma Guy Cromwell (1865-1952)
|Citizenship A Manual for Voters|
By: Enrico Ferri (1859-1929)
|Socialism and Modern Science (Darwin, Spencer, Marx)|