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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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News coverage of political history from 1950-1959

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    OnTheIssues includes historical political excerpts to highlight past presidents and other historical figures from the 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s and 1990s.

    Historical 1950s excerpts:
  • Stanford University, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, "Advice for Living," by King, Martin Luther, Jr., November 1957, (Link)
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    John F. Kennedy: Since 1958 recession, the American economy is in trouble.
Civil Rights
    Richard Nixon: 1953: chaired committee to eliminate federal discrimination.
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1953: eliminate discrimination in government contracting.
    Dwight Eisenhower: Desegregate federal government and nation's capital.
    Dwight Eisenhower: Signed 1957 Civil Rights Act, including Negro voting rights.
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1953: Allowed black kids in White House Easter Egg Roll.
    Richard Nixon: 1959: Tie-breaking vote to strengthen black Southern voting.
    Ayn Rand: Greed, if rational, is good.
    Martin Luther King: Purpose of jail is reformation rather than retribution.
    Richard Nixon: 1954: Racially integrated schools as model for rest of world.
Foreign Policy
    Richard Nixon: 1959 Kitchen Debate: show Soviets the American lifestyle.
    John F. Kennedy: Alliance for Progress followed up on 1957 change in policy.
Government Reform
    Richard Nixon: 1952 headline: "Secret Nixon Fund" led to resignation call.
    Martin Luther King: If I don't possess the right to vote, I don't possess myself.
Homeland Security
    Richard Nixon: 1954: criticized McCarthyism as unfair and destructive.
    Dwight Eisenhower: Operation Wetback: Use military to deport 1.3M Mexicans.
    Richard Nixon: 1959: Led secret meetings to resolve steel strike deadlock.
Principles & Values
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1950: Recruited for President while head of Columbia Univ.
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1955: Preferred to dump Nixon as V.P.
    Dwight Eisenhower: Suffered heart attack prior to 1956 re-election campaign.
    Harry S Truman: Fair Deal: alleviate social and economic injustice.
    Richard Nixon: 1952 Checkers speech: a "respectable Republican cloth coat".
    Richard Nixon: Earned nickname "Tricky Dicky" in 1950 Senate race.
    Richard Nixon: 1950s: As VP, frontrunner for 1960 presidential nomination.
    Richard Nixon: 1955: Outflanked Ike to keep V.P. post instead of Cabinet.
Social Security
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1954: anyone attempting to abolish Social Security is stupid.
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1957: Sputnik ended "Peace and Prosperity" boosterism.
    Dwight Eisenhower: Create interstate highway system because free market won't.
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1957: Anyone want to go to the moon? I don't.
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1957: Space agency within Department of Defense.
    Richard Nixon: 1957: Non-defense agency for peaceful space research.
War & Peace
    Dwight Eisenhower: Tac nukes to defend Taiwan from China.
    Harry S Truman: Soviet Union is animated by a new fanatic faith.
    Harry S Truman: 1950: sued for peace in Korea, but MacArthur waged war.
    Richard Nixon: 1954: Communists understand nothing but massive retaliation.

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