What textbook do I use?
Here's a link to the *list of all College Board approved textbooks.
I've italicized in bold the big 8 (best 8 texts) in the list below.
*Index of Textbooks
Barbour, Wright, Streb, Giroux. Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics. CQ Press.
Bianco, William T., and David T. Canon. American Politics Today. New York: W. W. Norton.
Bond, Jon R. and Kevin b. Smith. Promise and Performance of American Democracy. Cengage Learning
Callahan, Brigid Harrison, Jean Wahl Harris and Michelle D. Deardorff. American Democracy Now. McGraw-Hill.
Cannon, David T. and William T. Bianco. American Politics Today. W.W. Norton
Dye, Thomas R. and Harmon Zeigler. The Irony of Democracy: An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics. Cengage Learning.
Evans, Jocelyn, Kristy Michaud. Central Ideas in American Government (online text), Soomo,
Fiorina, Morris P., Paul E. Peterson, Bertram Johnson and William G. Mayer. The New American Democracy, Pearson.
Ginsberg, Benjamin, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir. We the People: An Introduction to American Politics. W.W. Norton.
Gitelson, Alan R., Robert L. Dudley, Melvin J. Dubnick. American Government.New York: Cengage Learning.
Greenberg, Edward S., and Benjamin I. Page. Struggle for Democracy. Pearson.
Harrison, Brigid Callahan, Jean Wahl Harris and Michelle D. Deardorff. American Democracy Now, McGrawHill
Janda, Kenneth, Jeffrey M. Berry, and Jerry Goldman. The Challenge of Democracy, 10 edition. Cengage Learning.
Jillson, Carl, American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change, Routledge.
Katznelson, Ira, Mark Kesselman, Alan Draper. The Politics of Power: A Critical Introduction to American Government. W.W. Norton.
Kernell, Samuel, Gary Jacobson, Thad Kousser and Gregory Giroux. The Logic of American Politics. CQ Press.
Kesselma, Mark, Alan Draper and Ira Katznelson, he Politics of Power: A Critical Introduction to American Government, W.W. Norton.
Lineberry, Robert L., Martin P. Wattenberg and George C. Edwards, Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy, Pearson.
Lowi, Theodore J, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle and Stephen Ansolabeher. American Government Power and Purpose. W.W. Norton.
Magleby, David B., Paul C. Light and Christine L. Nemacheck. Government by the People. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Miroff, Bruce, Raymond Seidelman, Todd Swanstrom, Tom De Luca. The Democratic Debate: American Politics in an Age of Change. Cengage Learning.
O'Connor, Karen, and Larry J. Sabato. American Government: Roots and Reform. Pearson.
Patterson, Thomas E. The American Democracy. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Schmidt, Steffen W., Mack C. Shelley, Barbara A. Bardes, & Lynne E. Ford. American Government and Politics Today, Cengage Learning
Shea, Daniel M., Joanne Connor Green, and Christopher E. Smith. Living Democracy. Pearson.
Squire, Peverill, James M. Lindsay, Cary R. Covington, and Eric RAN Smith. Dynamics of Democracy. Cengage Learning.
Welch, Susan, et al. Understanding American Government, 12th edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
Wilson, James Q., and John J. DiIulio Jr. American Government: Institutions and Policies. Cengage Learning.