Cover of "Brothers Emanuel"

Cover of "Brothers Emanuel" (March 30, 2013)

The Price of Politics by Bob Woodward (2012)

Portrays Emanuel as a man with "killer political instincts" guiding an inexperienced president through the maze of Washington politics.

The Obamas by Jodi Kantor (2012)

Book on nation's First Couple depicts tension between Michelle Obama and chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself Out of the Governor's Office and Into Prison by Jeff Coen and John Chase (2012)

Two Chicago Tribune reporters narrate how Emanuel swam in the same Chicago political waters as the former governor.

Obama's Last Stand by Glenn Thrush (2012)

Insider look at Obama's 2012 re-election campaign that shows Emanuel possessing shrewder political instincts than the Democratic president.

Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power by John Harwood and Gerald Seib (2009)

D.C insiders paint a picture of Emanuel as a smart, aggressive "boy-wonder politico" who knows how to win.

The Plan: Big Ideas for Change in America by Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed (2009)

Veterans of the Clinton White House present an agenda for a new social contract that includes universal college access and a return to fiscal responsibility.

The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House by John F. Harris (2006)

Excellent book on Bill Clinton that shows Emanuel as an astute, tough and loyal advisor.

The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution by Naftali Bendavid (2007)

Tells the story of how Emanuel, as head of the 2006 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, delivered a shellacking to the Republicans, helping the Democrats pick up 31 seats in the House of Representatives.

The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel (2011)

A funny book that compiled the fake Twitter postings of an Emanuel imposter during the 2011 mayoral race in Chicago.