For some Americans, presidential election season is the most wonderful time of the year (every fourth year, that is). From primary debates to magazine cover stories to political books to the conventions . . . there are so many political opinions (not to mention hot air) buzzing around that it's enough to keep any politics junkie occupied and entertained.

As everyone knows, the Florida GOP primary is tomorrow, and the race has taken an interesting and unexpected turn ever since Newt Gingrich pounced Mitt Romney in South Carolina. Are you a Republican voter who is still on the fence as to who would make the best leader for your party? Perhaps you ought to read the candidates' stories in book form. . .

Earlier in January, HarperCollins released The Real Romney by Boston Globe investigative reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman.

Or, you can read about Romney's ideas in his own words in No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.

As for Gingrich, the former Speaker has written many works of nonfiction and alternate history novels. His most recent book is A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters.

As election season rolls on, we'll provide periodic updates on the copious political issue books that are coming out in 2012.

Do you find political biographies and issue books useful while you're making an informed decision on who you'll vote for?

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