Political Bestsellers

From Mark Twain publishing Grant’s memoirs to Nixon’s unapologetic account, it’s always controversial when a former president picks up a pen. But as Josh Robinson writes few have stood the test of time.

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Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Barack Obama

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Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton

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Al Franken

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Sarah Palin

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Newt Gingrich

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Al Gore

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Ted Kennedy

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John McCain

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Mike Huckabee

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Ron Paul

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Jesse Ventura

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Mitt Romney

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Jim Webb

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George H. W. Bush

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Bill Bradley

Charles Dharapak

Joe Biden

Jay Pickthorn

Byron Dorgan

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Dick Armey

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Barbara Boxer

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Harry Reid