02/17/2012 02:24 pm ET

Political Books: What Campaign Novels Can Teach Us

By Sara Benincasa for Bookish:

Campaign novels always make for dishy reading, but in a presidential election year, they really get us into the spirit. Check out these thrilling, chilling, secrets-spilling works of fiction -- some of which bear a rather, er, uncanny resemblance to real events in recent American history. You might just learn something about the real-life business of political horse racing.

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