Scribd S-elections: Political Biographies

Election Day: every year, those first few days of November are jam-packed full of hype and political messages, but in as little time as it takes you to cast your ballot, it’s all over. Sure, there might be a few differences here and there, but we all know that any real aftermath takes months to go into effect.


You might be back to things as usual, but that doesn’t mean you have to be done with all the hullabaloo! Scribd's Editorial Staff has put together a collection of absorbing political biographies featuring politicians past and present from any and every side of the spectrum.



While it’s not unusual for the American public to keep an eye on the First Family, there’s no denying that the media has hit a new level of fascination with the Obamas. In Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, Christopher Andersen takes readers back to the Obamas' individual beginnings before walking through their history together as a power-couple.






Sarah Palin is a source of...well, lots of different things, depending on who you are. Whether you’re a fan, foe, or just curious about her controversy and how she got to where she is, her autobiography, Going Rogue: An American Life, is worth reading.

Speaking of controversial women...did you love Meryl Streep’s performance in Iron Lady? Then you’ll love The Downing Street Years, the first volume of Margaret Thatcher’s memoirs, encompassing her entire time as Prime Minister of Great Britain.



If you’re in the mood for something a little less Western-centric, Christopher de Bellaigue’s Patriot of Persia could be the right read for you. Following the life of Muhammed Mossadegh, Iranian Prime Minister, the book gives interesting context to present-day conflict in the Middle East.

None of these bios quite your cup of tea? We've got a whole section full of hand-picked political biographies ready and waiting for you to read them on!