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Featured Books

Featured books include examples of the varied literature produced by and about Senators, the Senate, Congress, and our nation's capital.

200 Notable Days

Advise and Consent

The American Senate

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

The Burning of Washington

Capitol Builder


Constantino Brumidi: Artist of the Capitol

Constantino Brumidi: Michelangelo of the United States Capitol

The Dance of Legislation


The Diary of John Quincy Adams

Advise and Consent

First Among Equals

The Gilded Age

Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

The Guide to Black Washington

History of the U.S. Capitol

The House and Senate in the 1790s

Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics

Master of the Senate

Journal of William Maclay

Leading the United States Senate

Lost City of the Incas

Constantino Brumidi: Michelangelo of the United States Capitol

The Nine Capitals of the United States

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate

The Olivia Letters

Outstanding African Americans of Congress

Parlor Politics

Pro Tem

Profiles in Courage

United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art

United States Senate Catalogue of Graphic Art

A Senate Journal 1943-1945

The Senate and the League of Nations

Ten Years in Washington

The Federalist

Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield

The United States Capitol

Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics

Ralph W. Yarborough, The People's Senator

United States Senate Election, Expulsion and Censure Cases


Many of the books listed on senate.gov can be found at your local public library or a government depository library, or can be purchased on the Web or from a bookstore.  This guide will help you get started.  

Henry Adams, Allen Drury, and Mark Twain all authored political novels about Congress. These selections and more are featured in a bibliography of great summertime reading. 

The United States Senate: An Institutional Bibliography includes more than six hundred citations to books, articles and government documents printed since 1789.