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Get an Inside Look at the Government with These Political Books

I know what you’re thinking: “A list of books about politics after we just went through an election??! HOW DARE YOU.” But I promise you, these books have nothing to do with the electoral process. Instead, they are rich, detailed, and often fascinating looks at different parts of the government, such as a political biography about a former president’s family, the work of presidential communications directors, and the memoir of a top CIA officer.

There are not a lot of other industries that contain so many different types of jobs or enormous number of employees as the government. That makes for a lot of unique stories. This list of excellent books are for any reader, whether you are curious about how the government operates behind the scenes, or are fascinated by the lives of presidents, or just like taking a trip down memory lane.

Liberty Hardy is a Book Riot senior contributing editor, co-host of All the Books, and above all else, a ravenous reader. She resides in Maine with her cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, who hate to read.