Reading Lists: Government

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.

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.

Here's where to start if you you don't know as much about the Constitution as you think you should. Each of these books approach the Constitution in different ways but all will help you better understand the foundation of American government and law.