In Their Own Words – Books Written by 2016 Presidential Candidates

The pool of candidates for the 2016 Presidential election is broad, and many of the candidates have published books that discuss their political and personal views. Here is a list of some of the 2016 presidential candidates and non-fiction books that they have authored.

Unfortunately, not all of the candidates have authored books, and some of them have written books that haven’t been recorded by the National Library Service and are not available in Braille. This list, in alphabetical order by candidates’ names, includes all of the books written by presidential hopefuls that are currently available via TBP.

Harry Braun

THE PHOENIX PROJECT: AN ENERGY TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE RESOURCES
AVAILABLE FROM INTERLIBARY LOAN

Ben Carson

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: REDISCOVERING WHAT MADE THIS NATION GREAT
DB   76329

GIFTED HANDS
DB 36784

ONE NATION: WHAT WE CAN ALL DO TO SAVE AMERICA’S FUTURE
DB   79695

Hilary Clinton

HARD CHOICES (DECISIONES DIFICILES)
DB   79036  Also in Spanish: DB   77983

LIVING HISTORY (HISTORIA VIVA)
DB 55882 Also in Spanish: DB 60983

Mike Huckabee

DEAR CHANDLER, DEAR SCARLETT: A GRANDFATHER’S THOUGHTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST
BR   19848

SIMPLE CHRISTMAS: TWELVE STORIES THAT CELEBRATE THE TRUE HOLIDAY
DB   69899

SIMPLE GOVERNMENT: TWELVE THINGS WE REALLY NEED FROM WASHINGTON (AND A TRILLION THAT WE DON’T)
DB   73461

John Kasich

EVERY OTHER MONDAY: TWENTY YEARS OF LIFE, LUNCH, FAITH AND FRIENDSHIP
DB 81574 IN PROCESS

Rick Perry

FED UP! OUR FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA FROM WASHINGTON
DB   73851

Marco Rubio

AMERICAN SON: A MEMOIR (HIJO AMERICANO)
DB   75113           Also in Spanish: DB   74960

Rick Santorum

IT TAKES A FAMILY: CONSERVATISM AND THE COMMON GOOD
DB   61613

Donald Trump

THINK BIG AND KICK ASS IN BUSINESS AND LIFE
DB 66388

TRUMP: HOW TO GET RICH
DB 58051 (BARD)

TRUMP: THE ART OF THE COMEBACK
DB 45334 (BARD)

TRUMP: THE ART OF THE DEAL
DB 26956 (BARD)

WHY WE WANT YOU TO BE RICH: TWO MEN–ONE MESSAGE
DB 64018 (BARD)

Scott Walker

UNINTIMIDATED: A GOVERNOR’S STORY AND A NATION’S CHALLENGE
DIP  98634 IN PROCESS

Jim Webb

BORN FIGHTING: HOW THE SCOTS-IRISH SHAPED AMERICA
DB   61597 (BARD)

To Kill A Mockingbird Read-a-thon

Barnes and Noble held a nation wide read-a-thon of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on July 13th in anticipation of the release of Harper Lee’s new book GO SET A WATCHMAN.  Victor, a Reader Consultant, represented The Talking Book Program by reading a chapter of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Braille.

A photo of Victor seated at a podium, reading.

A photo of the book, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, with Victor in the background.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is available for TBP patrons to borrow in Braille (BR 12850), Digital Cartridge (DB 77672; DX 36414) and to download from BARD (DB 77672; DB 36414).

NLS Annotation: Scout Finch is an outspoken and literate six-year-old tomboy when she begins her tale of growing up in a small Alabama town with her brother Jem and her attorney father Atticus. The children’s intense curiosity about a reclusive neighbor is eclipsed by Atticus’s attempt to defend a black man against charges of raping a white woman. Pulitzer Prize winner. For high school and older readers.

If you loved TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, you may also be interested in:

MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR: LIFE WITH HARPER LEE (DB 79569) NLS Annotation: Journalist describes becoming friends with author Harper Lee (born 1926), known to her family and friends as Nelle, and her sister Alice and eventually moving in next door to them. Provides insights into Lee’s reclusiveness and reluctance about writing another novel after To Kill a Mockingbird (DB 36414/77672). Bestseller. 2014.

MOCKINGBIRD: A PORTRAIT OF HARPER LEE  (DB 64071; DX 64071; LB 05211) NLS Annotation: Biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird based on extensive interviews with acquaintances and the papers of Lee’s lifelong friend Truman Capote. Traces Lee’s Alabama childhood, time in 1950s New York City, and reclusive life after the 1960 publication of her only novel. 2006.