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3 Recommendations Of Political History Books You Should Read

Want to brush up on your political history? Here are the three books you should read.

Each of the books on this list is suggested by Fupping contributors and through outreach. 

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#1 The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant

I sat and read this timeless classic at yesterday's inauguration of London Breed as San Francisco mayor; with good reason.

This compendium of essays by Pulitzer Prizes winners William and Ariel Durantsuccinctly describes the last 5,000 years of political and societal intrigue. This is a valiant attempt to unpack the Pandora's box of history by two amazing intellects. It is not for those who are not already well-acquainted with history in a broad sense, but those who have a passion for learning from the past will find many treasures here.

Want to read more reviews of this book or buy it? Check out the links below:

ContributorsRobin Lee Allen from Esperance Private Equity

#2 Deportation By Torrie Hester


Dr. Hester is a Professor of History at Saint Louis University in Missouri, and has provided a deeply rich analysis of the history and progression of immigration policy since its inception at the end of the 19th Century.

Dr. Hester uncovers the political impulses that led to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the first immigration bill passed by Congress. Dr. Hester reveals the extreme racist and xenophobic rationales used to bring Chinese immigration to a halt for decades. To the layperson, Deportation offers a digestible summary of America’s immigration history, which provides significant context for our current challenges with regards to immigration.

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Contributors: Cameron Clark from

#3 A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

In the movie Good Will Hunting, Will recommend a book that will knock your socks off: A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. I bought the book and it did not disappoint!

If you want what American schools won't teach you, read A People's History of the United States. It dives into politics of the past the U.S. government would prefer the people not to know. For example, did you know at one point the United States was more apt to turn communist than Russia? And the rise of the two-party system arose naturally as a way to prevent that! Today, instead of the rich vs the poor, now we have the right versus the left. Class warfare is over, the rich have won. This book is a bomb of political history that will blow your mind. It's a must-read for anyone seeking to know what schools won’t teach you.

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ContributorsGreg Shepard from Dallas Maids

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Written by Nathaniel Fried

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