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Are presidential campaign books truly read by anyone?

“Some New Beginnings: Our Next American Journey,” is ghostwritten by Selina Meyer. These volumes offer precious little insight or analysis but brim with optimism and inspiration. If a potential GOP candidate hasn’t signed a book contract, they probably aren’t serious about running. Since 1824, no Presidential election year has passed without a campaign biography. Modern campaign biographies are authored by the candidates themselves.

John F. Kennedy’s “Profiles in Courage” is the precursor to the modern campaign book. Most of these works don’t impart that seriousness; instead, they’re quickly forgotten.