Books Written by Senators in the 111th Congress 

These books, which were written by senators who served in the 111th Congress (2009-2010), range from public policy to fiction to history to children's literature.

Lamar Alexander

Friends, Japanese and Tennesseans: A Model of U.S.-Japan Cooperation. New York: Harper and Row, 1986.

Going to War in Sailboats: Why Nuclear Power Beats Windmills for America's Green Energy Future. 2010.

Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1998.

Six Months Off: An American Family's Australian Adventure. New York: William Morrow, 1988.

Steps Along the Way: A Governor's Scrapbook. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1981.

The Tennesseans: A People and Their Land. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1981.

We Know What to Do: A Political Maverick Talks with America. New York: William Morrow, 1995.

Evan Bayh

From Father to Son: A Private Life in the Public Eye. Indianapolis: Guild Press Emmis Publishing, 2003.

Robert F. Bennett

Gaining Control. Salt Lake City: Franklin Quest, 1987.

Leap of Faith: Confronting the Origins of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2009.

Joseph Biden

Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics. New York: Random House, 2007.

Christopher S. Bond

The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam. New York: Wiley, 2009.

Barbara Boxer

Blind Trust. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2009.

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Strangers in the Senate: Politics and the New Revolution of Women in America. Washington, D.C.: National Press Books, 1994.

A Time to Run. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2005.

Sherrod Brown

Congress from the Inside: Observations from the Majority and the Minority, 3rd ed. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2004.

Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed. New York: New Press, 2004.

Sam Brownback

From Power to Purpose: A Remarkable Journey of Faith and Compassion. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007.

Kansas Agricultural Law, 2nd ed. Topeka: Lone Tree Publishing, 1994.

Jim Bunning

Grand Slam: The Secrets of Power Baseball. New York: Viking Press, 1965.

Robert C. Byrd

Letter to a New President: Commonsense Lessons for Our Next Leader. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008.

Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004.

Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2005.

The Senate, 1789-1989. 4 vols. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988.

The Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995.

We Stand Passively Mute: Senator Robert C. Byrd's Iraq Speeches. Tualatin, OR: Papyngay Press, 2004.

Maria Cantwell

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.

An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.

It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.

Living History. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

The Unique Voice of Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Portrait in Her Own Words. New York: Avon Books, 1997.

Tom Coburn

Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders. Nashville: WND Books, 2003.

Susan M. Collins

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Jim DeMint

Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America's Slide into Socialism. Nashville: Fidelis Books, 2009.

Why We Whisper: Restoring Our Right to Say It's Wrong. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2008.

Christopher J. Dodd

Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 2007.

Byron L. Dorgan

Reckless!: How Debt, Deregulation, and Dark Money Nearly Bankrupted America (And How We Can Fix It!). New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.

Take this Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain Dead Politics Are Selling Out America. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2006.

Dianne Feinstein

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Al Franken

I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People like Me!: Affirmations by Stuart Smalley . New York: Dell Publishing, 1992.

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. New York: Dutton, 2003.

Oh, the Things I Know!: A Guide to Success, or, Failing That, Happiness . New York: Dutton, 2002.

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. New York: Delacorte Press, 1996.

The Truth (With Jokes). New York: Dutton, 2005.

Why Not Me?: The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency. New York: Dell Publishing, 2000.

Tom Harkin

Five Minutes to Midnight: Why the Nuclear Threat Is Growing Faster than Ever. New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1990.

Orrin G. Hatch

The Equal Rights Amendment: Myths and Realities. Savant Press, 1983.

Higher Laws: Understanding the Doctrines of Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1995.

Square Peg: Confessions of a Citizen Senator. New York: Basic Books, 2002.

Kay Bailey Hutchison

American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country. New York: William Morrow, 2004.

Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Daniel K. Inouye

Journey to Washington. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1967.

Edward M. Kennedy

America Back on Track. New York: Viking, 2006.

Decisions for a Decade: Policies and Programs for the 1970s. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1968.

Freeze! How You Can Help Prevent Nuclear War. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.

In Critical Condition: The Crisis in America's Health Care. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.

My Senator and Me: A Dog's Eye View of Washington, D.C.. New York: Scholastic Press, 2006.

Our Day and Generation: The Words of Edward M. Kennedy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.

A People of Compassion: The Concerns of Edward Kennedy. New York: Regina Press, 1972.

True Compass: A Memoir. New York: Twelve, 2009.

John F. Kerry

A Call to Service. New York: Viking, 2003.

The New Soldier. New York: Macmillan, 1971.

The New War: The Web of Crime that Threatens America's Security. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Our Plan for America: Stronger at Home, Respected in the World. New York: PublicAffairs, 2004.

This Moment on Earth: Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future . New York: PublicAffairs, 2007.

Amy Klobuchar

Uncovering the Dome. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1982.

Mary L. Landrieu

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Joseph I. Lieberman

An Amazing Adventure: Joe and Hadassah's Personal Notes on the 2000 Campaign. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.

Child Support in America: Practical Advice for Negotiating--and Collecting--a Fair Settlement. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1986.

In Praise of Public Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.

The Legacy: Connecticut Politics, 1930-1980. Cambridge, MA: Spoonwood Press, 1981.

The Power Broker: A Biography of John M. Bailey, Modern Political Boss. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966.

The Scorpion and the Tarantula: The Struggle to Control Atomic Weapons, 1945-1949. Boston: Houghton MIfflin, 1970.

Blanche L. Lincoln

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Richard G. Lugar

Adapting NATO's Deterrent Posture. Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, 1985.

Indianapolis: Crossroads of the American Dream. Memphis: Towery Publishing, 1996.

Letters to the Next President, 2nd ed. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2004.

Mel Martinez

A Sense of Belonging: From Castro's Cuba to the U.S. Senate, One Man's Pursuit of the American Dream. New York: Crown Forum, 2008.

John McCain

Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember. New York: Random House, 2005.

Faith of My Fathers. New York: Random House, 1999.

Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them. New York: Twelve Books, 2007.

Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life. New York: Random House, 2004.

Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir. New York: Random House, 2002.

Bob Menendez

Growing American Roots: Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority Flourishes. New York: New American Library, 2009.

Barbara A. Mikulski

Capitol Offense. New York: Dutton, 1996.

Capitol Venture: A Novel. New York: Dutton, 1997.

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Patty Murray

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Bill Nelson

Mission: An American Congressman's Voyage to Space. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1998.

Harry Reid

The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008.

Searchlight: The Camp That Didn't Fail. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1998.

Bernard Sanders

Outsider in the House. New York: Verso, 1997.

Charles E. Schumer

Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books, 2007.

Olympia J. Snowe

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Arlen Specter

Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2008.

Passion for Truth: From Finding JFK's Single Bullet to Questioning Anita Hill to Impeaching Clinton. New York: William Morrow, 2000.

Police Guide to Search and Seizure Interrogation, and Confession. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1967.

Debbie Stabenow

Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

Jim Webb

Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America. New York: Broadway Books, 2004.

A Country Such as This. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1983.

The Emperor's General: A Novel. New York: Broadway Books, 1999.

Fields of Fire: A Novel. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1978.

Lost Soldiers. New York: Bantam Books, 2001.

Micronesia and the U.S. Pacific Strategy: A Blueprint for the 1980s. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1974.

A Sense of Honor. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1981.

Something to Die For. New York: Morrow, 1991.

A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America. New York: Broadway Books, 2008.