Books by Gary Hart

Gary Hart represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 1975 to 1987. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Shield and The Cloak and Restoration of the Republic. Hart has lectured at Yale, the University of California, and Oxford, where he earne

Released: June 30, 2015

"A proactive appeal to restore confidence in the American republic."
A former presidential candidate and senator explores America's mounting discontent with the nation's political landscape. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Some penetrating insights, particularly regarding the tension between libertarianism and civic duty. But this is really a think piece padded with cliché and bombast."
A former senator exhorts the Democratic Party to lead the recovery from the catastrophic Bush years by returning to its core principles. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 25, 2002

"Despite some pie-in-the-sky elements, the argument merits discussion, and the prescriptions are delivered coherently and effectively."
Scholarly dissertation meets populist manifesto in politico Hart's case for increased citizen involvement in government. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1998

"A thoughtful treatise that should be taken seriously."
Proof that a politician can promote a serious idea even without polls supporting it, albeit after leaving public office. Read full book review >
Released: June 4, 1996

"Derivative, utopian precepts from an inch-deep political observer who bears precious little resemblance to the subtle intellectual heavyweight he recklessly chose as a model. (Author tour)"
Hart, former senator and sometime candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, returns to lecture a paradigmatic (albeit nonexistent) seeker of high national office, in what he clearly believes is the manner of the 16th-century Florentine master Machiavelli, on what must be done to restore trust in America's government and renew a national sense of purpose. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hart is a clear, if unoriginal, thinker, but, here, he's as much a witness to his own dreams as to real world events."
Idealism and rhetoric from the former senator and presidential candidate (Russia Shakes the World, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 11, 1991

"Despite some repetition and rambling, an entertaining as well as educational window into the minds of Soviet leaders—along with Hart's all-sided speculations into causes, motives, and outcomes."
Former senator Hart, having discussed perestroika with Gorbachev and most of Russia's top political, academic, and military leadership, delivers a provocative report on the sudden about-face and uncertain future of the USSR. Read full book review >