Political Memoirs & Biographies
Tomorrow’s the day – A Promised Land is finally making it’s debut on our shelves here at Towne. It’s been four years in the writing, and is the first of a two volume series. Today, in addition to celebrating Barack Obama’s book birthday, we’re sharing some of our favorite political memoirs and biographies from the past few years, from Michelle, to president-elect Joe Biden, to Obama’s former staffers, there are many poignant and funny stories to be found within these collective pages.
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
A Washington Post 2019 Notable SelectionA vivid and inspiring account of the "bromance" between Barack Obama and Joe Biden.$26.99ISBN: 9780062882905Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dey Street Books - March 26th, 2019
Brothers from different mothers, bromancing history to save us from Trump.
These are the continuing adventures of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, time traveling superheroes in search of a brighter future for America.$17.99ISBN: 9781250171696Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Flatiron Books - November 20th, 2018
The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
From President-Elect Joe Biden, Promise Me Dad is his deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.$18.00ISBN: 9780812976212Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 25th, 2008
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • President-elect Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president.
$18.00ISBN: 9780525560739Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - August 4th, 2020
The #1 New York Times bestseller
From Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country$16.99ISBN: 9780062568441Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ecco - September 4th, 2018
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
An Esquire Best Book of 2017$15.99ISBN: 9781455588237Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Twelve - March 6th, 2018If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this . . .$16.99ISBN: 9781538711705Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Twelve - June 18th, 2019From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era.
$18.00ISBN: 9780525509370Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 2nd, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From one of Barack Obama’s most trusted aides comes a revelatory behind-the-scenes account of his presidency—and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive.$16.00ISBN: 9781501178306Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Gallery Books - November 6th, 2018
The West Wing meets The Office in this “funny, moving story about working in the White House that is a must read for anyone who misses having Barack Obama as President” (Dan Pfeiffer, cohost of Pod Save America), directly from his senior writer and former Deputy Director of Messaging.
West Winging It is the “fitfully funny…warm and