Reading Lists: Government

A curated list of rental and tenant resources and includes information on gentrification in the Portland Metro area. - Catherine M.

Find fascinating books on our American Presidents from information about the Presidential libraries, what they do after they leave office (Citizen-in-chief) to where they go to get away from it all (Presidential Retreats).  - Catherine M.

In April 1865, Abraham Lincoln was gunned down in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth--forever martyring the murdered President. More has been written about Lincoln than any other American and the circumstances of his death have long been debated. Here is a list of books that will help you understand the circumstances and significance of this first Presidential assassination.

California is currently in the thick of one of the most severe droughts on record. Much of Oregon is also dealing with moderate to extreme drought conditions. There are currently 1.5 million Oregonians directly affected by drought. Learn more about drought, water rights and politics, and the future of this vital world resource with these materials from the Multnomah County Library.  - Catherine M.

The federal government classifies millions of megabytes of data every year. What do you do when you see something classified that you believe the public needs to know? One option is to leak it. Here is a list of books outlining those who have made the choice to expose government secrets. -Rod M.