In April, Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, announced that he will run for president in 2016, vying for the Democratic nomination alongside front-runner Hillary Clinton. As the race continues to heat up, several publishers are releasing, and rereleasing, titles about the upstart progressive candidate before of the primaries start next year.
The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America
Sept. 8, 2015
In this primer on Sanders’s platform, Tasini, who has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, draws from Sanders’s public record of speeches, statements, and interviews, pairing them with legislation Sanders has supported. When publisher Chelsea Green announced it would be crashing on the title in July, cofounder, president, and publisher Margo Baldwin said, “This is an important book, because [Sanders] is offering serious solutions to the challenges facing the country: common sense reforms that will make our current political, social, and economic systems more just and sustainable.”
The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class
Dec. 1, 2015
Nation Books is reissuing this 2011 title, the text of an eight-and-a-half-hour filibuster on a tax cut deal from the Obama administration, which Sanders delivered in 2010 on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The publisher is working with Sanders on a new introduction to the book.
Outsider in the White House
Dec. 8, 2015
An updated and expanded version of Sanders’s 1997 political autobiography, Outsider in the House, which includes a new introduction from Sanders covering his bid for the presidency and a substantial afterword by John Nichols, the Washington correspondent of the Nation. According to Verso, the afterword brings “Sanders’s story forward, from the late 1990s to the present.”
Jan. 5, 2016
Pulitzer Prize–nominee Rall, who released a graphic novel biography on Edward Snowden on August 25, will also be tackling Sanders, in a graphic bio that “explores the personal and political development of a man who threatens to shake up the 2016 presidential campaign,” according to Seven Stories. “Bernie Sanders is living proof that if you stick to your guns long enough, your opportunity to reshape political reality may come along someday,” the cartoonist said.
This article has been corrected. A previous version of this article indicated that PublicAffairs would be re-releasing The Speech. It is Nation Books.