I have a guest post up on BookMachine.org about book reviewing etiquette for publishers. Here's an excerpt and a link to the full article.
The March trilogy, John Lewis's memoir about the Civil Rights movement, is essential as both a historical work and an introduction to the art of resistance.
If you want the nitty-gritty about Canadian politics, the stories told by former MPs in "Tragedy in the Commons" are a gold mine of information.
It may not have been intended for publication, but Meditations by Marcus Aurelius has become a touchstone since it was first written nearly 2000 years ago.