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Recommended Books

Welcome to Veterans for All Voters' recommended books page, where we've curated a selection of impactful reads that delve into the intricacies of democracy, advocacy, and the power of civic engagement.


The Primary Solution -
Rescuing our democracy from the fringes

Author: Nick Troiano

In a divided America, the biggest solvable problem fueling political extremism and dysfunction is hiding in plain sight: party primaries. The Primary Solution shows how to fix them.


The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy

Author: Katherine M. Gehl

The Politics Industry is an original and completely nonpartisan guide that will open your eyes to the true dynamics and profound challenges of the American political system and provide real solutions for reshaping the system for the benefit of all.


The Centrist Manifesto

Author: Charles Wheelan

From debt ceiling standoffs to single-digit Congress approval ratings, America’s political system has never been more polarized—or paralyzed—than it is today. As best-selling author and public policy expert Charles Wheelan writes, now is the time for a pragmatic Centrist party that will identify and embrace the best Democratic and Republican ideals, moving us forward on the most urgent issues for our nation.


Third Shift Entrepreneur: Keep Your Day Job, Build Your Dream Job

Author: Todd Connor

Are you unfulfilled at work, holding a private dream of starting a business and stuck negotiating with yourself? Have you told yourself a story that it’s too late, you aren’t ready, or you can’t afford the risk? Third Shift Entrepreneur presents a new path, grounded in research and the experience of dozens of entrepreneurs to move beyond these false narratives and false choices, to show how you can take action today to build the business you’ve always aspired to without risking your career or financial stability.


Why We're Polarized

Author: Ezra Klein

Klein shows how and why American politics polarized around identity in the 20th century, and what that polarization did to the way we see the world and one another. And he traces the feedback loops between polarized political identities and polarized political institutions that are driving our system toward crisis.


Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation

Author: David French

Divided We Fall is an unblinking look at the true dimensions and dangers of this widening ideological gap, and what could happen if we don't take steps toward bridging it. French reveals chilling, plausible scenarios of how the United States could fracture into regions that will not only weaken the country but destabilize the world.


Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation

Author: Thom Reilly, Jacqueline S. Salit, Omar H. Ali

Independent voters―the 40–50 percent of Americans who reject identification with either of the two major parties or with any party―are increasing in number and impact. Independents are determining the outcome of major elections, upending the long-held categories of political science.


American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing our Nation

Author:  Seth Radwell, Jonathan Israel

Two disparate Americas have always coexisted. In this thoroughly researched, engaging and ultimately hopeful story of our nation's divergent roots, Seth David Radwell clearly links the fascinating history of the two American Enlightenments to our raging political division. He also demonstrates that reasoned analysis and historical perspective are the only antidote to irrational political discourse.

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