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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Reason to Believe, by Mario Cuomo


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Click here for 25 full quotes from Deval Patrick in the book Reason to Believe. Click here for 6 full quotes from Mario Cuomo in the book Reason to Believe.
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Do not confuse this book with a book of the same title by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    1970s: Routinely stopped by police, on foot in Milton MA.
    Daughter Katherine came out as lesbian at age 19.
Corporations
    Financial bottom line is not the only bottom line.
Crime
    As NAACP lawyer, freed wrongly convicted death row inmate.
    Criticized for urging DNA tests in rape cases.
Education
    Smaller classes, more teachers & class time & resources.
Energy & Oil
    At Texaco: stop arguing about climate change & seek solution.
Foreign Policy
    1978: Rockefeller fellow on UN Development Program in Sudan.
Government Reform
    Show up & vote, to claim a stake in government.
Jobs
    At Coca Cola: transform employment practices and policies.
Principles & Values
    Laissez-faire replaced by pooled common resources.
    GOP Contract With America philosophizes a “New Harshness”.
    Underlying principle: We’re all in this together.
    My life is often described as "improbable".
    Father left family when Deval was age four.
    Born in grandmother's bed, with no doctor.
    Bullied at school as "high yellow": not black enough.
    Circumstances, however difficult, need not be permanent.
    Learned "WASP Code" at Milton Academy.
    Learned Arabic while crossing the Sudanese desert.
    Grace and generosity feel contrarian in today's culture.
    Met wife, at Halloween party, while dressed as Masai warrior.
    Father & grandfather were accomplished jazz musicians.
    Faith is less about what you say & more about how you live.
    American idealism: believe we can perfect our country.
    2007: Just words? No, rhetoric can be inspirational vision.
Technology
    Invest in & regulate infrastructure, both hi-tech & lo-tech.
War & Peace
    Bush was careless in starting Iraq war.
Welfare & Poverty
    Support workfare, enforce child support, state flexibility.
    Saw severe poverty in 1970s West Africa.
    As law student, won Legal Aid landlord-tenant cases.


The above quotations are from Reason to Believe, by Mario Cuomo.

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