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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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)

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A Call to Service, by John Kerry, published Oct. 2003

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Click here for 32 full quotes from John Kerry in the book A Call to Service.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Base policy on broad growth and progressive taxation.
Civil Rights
    Voted for PATRIOT Act, but genuinely alarmed at PATRIOT II.
    Regulate on side of citizens, not on side of corporations.
    Offshore tax havens cause higher middle class taxes.
    Bush wants to eliminate federal assistance to local police.
    Supported “No Child Left Behind,” but Bush reneged.
    Stop viewing charter schools as threatening innovation.
    Nothing good about vouchers can’t be done in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Dismissal of Kyoto indicative of Bush’s unilateralism.
    Drilling for oil doesn’t gain energy independence.
    Apollo project approach to energy independence.
    Make environmental justice an EPA priority.
Foreign Policy
    Supports multilateral cooperative internationalism.
Health Care
    Simultaneously address costs, coverage, and choice.
    Cut $350B of bureaucracy and cover 90% of Americans.
Homeland Security
    The New War: We are no longer safe at home.
    Modernize the Middle East to prevent future terrorism.
    Invest billions to secure loose nukes abroad.
    Focus on first responders instead of duct tape.
    Weekly economic policy summit to create jobs.
Principles & Values
    Redeem promise for a better America for our children.
    Bush broke his three biggest campaign promises.
    Campaign built around a call to service.
    Raised Catholic, but family history includes Jews.
    Persecuted Catholics rely on church-state separation.
Tax Reform
    GOP tax policy comforts the comfortable.
    Invest in high-speed commuter rail & double-dip benefits.
    Member of “Digital Dozen” of tech-savvy legislators.
War & Peace
    Supported Kosovo action & Powell Doctrine.
    Palestinians renounce right of return; get treated equally.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ok for government to partner with non-profits & for-profits.
    Expand EITC as anti-poverty measure.

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