Top 50 Most Popular Political Books


(1) The Prince (2) Animal Farm (3) The Communist Manifesto (4) The Audacity of Hope (5) The Shock Doctrine (6) Fire and Fury (7) The Republic (8) Manufacturing Consent (9) Game Change (10) Dark Money

1. The Prince

Niccolò Machiavelli | avg rating 3.79–302,994 ratings — published 1513


2. Animal Farm

George Orwell | avg rating 3.87–2,602,336 ratings — published 1945


3. The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx | avg rating 3.52–130,023 ratings — published 1848


4. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Barack Obama | avg rating 3.70–234,148 ratings — published 2006


5. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein | avg rating 4.22–66,324 ratings — published 2006


6. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Michael Wolff | avg rating 3.48–47,060 ratings — published 2018


7. The Republic

Plato | avg rating 3.91–239,562 ratings — published -380


8. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Noam Chomsky | avg rating 4.23–42,285 ratings — published 1988


9. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

John Heilemann | avg rating 4.10–26,106 ratings — published 2010


10. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Jane Mayer | avg rating 4.34–31,312 ratings — published 2016


11. The Federalist Papers

Alexander Hamilton | avg rating 4.03–57,272 ratings — published 1787


12. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin | avg rating 4.28–269,396 ratings — published 2005


13. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder | avg rating 4.24–42,993 ratings — published 2017


14. The Art of War

Sun Tzu | avg rating 3.97–397,294 ratings — published -500


15. 1984

George Orwell | avg rating 4.15–3,066,964 ratings — published 1949


16. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander | avg rating 4.50–100,463 ratings — published 2010


17. What Happened

Hillary Rodham Clinton | avg rating 4.05–56,059 ratings — published 2017


18. Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville | avg rating 3.98–44,544 ratings — published 1840


19. America

Jon Stewart | avg rating 4.02–115,713 ratings — published 2004


20. Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair & Balanced Look at the Right

Al Franken | avg rating 3.81–32,379 ratings — published 2003


21. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama | avg rating 3.82–312,049 ratings — published 1995


22. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow | avg rating 4.04–31,768 ratings — published 2012


23. Common Sense

Thomas Paine | avg rating 3.94–37,901 ratings — published 1776


24. The Social Contract

Jean-Jacques Rousseau | avg rating 3.76–59,230 ratings — published 1762


25. What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

Thomas Frank | avg rating 3.84–18,545 ratings — published 2004


26. All the President’s Men

Carl Bernstein | avg rating 4.18–58,998 ratings — published 1974


27. Politics

Aristotle | avg rating 3.93–56,841 ratings — published -350


28. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J.D. Vance | avg rating 3.89–246,022 ratings — published 2016


29. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt | avg rating 4.15–61,795 ratings — published 2012


30. Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand | avg rating 3.67–533,287 ratings — published 1957


31. No Logo

Naomi Klein | avg rating 3.87–41,815 ratings — published 1999


32. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Naomi Klein | avg rating 4.16–41,345 ratings — published 2014


33. Utopia

Thomas More | avg rating 3.50–95,622 ratings — published 1516


34. The Origins of Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt | avg rating 4.26–23,774 ratings — published 1951


35. Nickel and Dimed: On

Barbara Ehrenreich | avg rating 3.60–232,139 ratings — published 2001


36. Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Arlie Russell Hochschild | avg rating 4.12–28,126 ratings — published 2016


37. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

Noam Chomsky | avg rating 4.40–18,149 ratings — published 2002


38. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Al Franken | avg rating 4.35–19,758 ratings — published 2017


39. Dude, Where’s My Country?

Michael Moore | avg rating 3.41–16,230 ratings — published 2003


40. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Samuel P. Huntington | avg rating 3.70–16,992 ratings — published 1996


41. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

John Perkins | avg rating 3.83–36,844 ratings — published 2004


42. Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

Saul D. Alinsky | avg rating 3.77–15,070 ratings — published 1969


43. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Glenn Greenwald | avg rating 4.06–25,255 ratings — published 2014


44. The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama | avg rating 4.13–16,574 ratings — published 2011


45. The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X | avg rating 4.29–279,474 ratings — published 1965


46. The Revolution: A Manifesto

Ron Paul | avg rating 4.14–12,750 ratings — published 2008


47. The Law

Frédéric Bastiat | avg rating 4.39–17,484 ratings — published 1849


48. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Daron Acemoğlu | avg rating 4.00–48,509 ratings — published 2012


49. Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty | avg rating 4.01–63,362 ratings — published 2013


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