Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Outside of a Dog, #7

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

In a Presidential election year politics is often on our mind. If “real life” politicians and campaigns seem a little overwhelming at times, why not take a fictional look at the political process? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

The First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer
Fic Archer WCV
Four very different and competitive men spend decades vying for power until one of them is elected Prime Minister of England.

The Candidate’s Wife by Patricia O’Brien
Fic O’Brien WAM
How a grueling presidential campaign changes a wife and mother.

Murder in the White House by Margaret Truman
Mys Truman WMB WDB
The Secretary of State is found murdered in the White House and even the President is a suspect.

Murder in the West Wing: An Eleanor Roosevelt Mystery by Elliott Roosevelt
Mys Elliott WCV
Eleanor begins an investigation into the murder of one of FDR’s assistants leading her into a very dangerous area of Washington D.C.

Grass Roots by Stuart Woods
Fic Woods Fic TPL
A close senate election and a controversial murder trial blend together with some surprising results.

Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics by Joe Klein
Fic Klein WAM
The behind the scenes look at the presidential campaign of a small southern governor.

Senator’s Wife by Sue Miller
Fic Miller ROK
A long term political marriage comes under scrutiny when a young married couple rents the apartment next door.

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