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Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876

by Roy Jr. Morris

In this major work of popular history and scholarship, acclaimed historian and biographer Roy Morris, Jr., tells the extraordinary story of how, in America's centennial year, the presidency was stolen, the Civil...


Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

by Rick Perlstein

Told with urgency and sharp political insight, Nixonland recaptures America's turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency.

Perlstein's...


You Can Lead a Politician to Water, But You Can't Make Him Think: Ten Commandments for Texas Politics

by Kinky Friedman

And Kinky Said Unto the People: Why the Hell Not?

So the good people of Texas weren't able to get the Kinkster into the Governor's Mansion in 2006. It was a solid race, and he fought the good fight. Getting...


Meet the Next President

by Bill Sammon

Barack Obama once came close to injecting heroin, but balked when a junkie pulled out the needle and rubber tubing. Obama and Mitt Romney are descended from polygamous great-grandfathers who had five wives apiece....


The Choice: How Bill Clinton Won

by Bob Woodward

The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants, and...


Voting to Kill: How 9/11 Launched the Era of Republican Leadership

by Jim Geraghty

In Voting to Kill, author Jim Geraghty offers a comprehensive look at why recent elections have given the Republican Party its greatest political success since the 1920s. Despite a lot of talk about values,...


Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

by Noah Coburn & Anna Larson

This volume shows how Afghani elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country’s fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews...


Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation

by Jason Mattera

In 2008, Barack Obama lobotomized a generation.

For an entire year, otherwise clear-thinking members of the most affluent, over-educated, information-drenched generation in American history fell prey to the...


The Emerging Democratic Majority

by John B. Judis & Ruy Teixeira

ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND A WINNER OF THE WASHINGTON MONTHLY'S ANNUAL POLITICAL BOOK AWARD

Political experts John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira convincingly use hard data -- demographic,...


Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics

by Earl Black & Merle Black

Divided America tells the biggest story in American politics today. It's the story behind the emergence of a ferocious power struggle between conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats that is tearing the...


Winning Florida

by Robert Zelnick

With a reporter's keen eye for detail, award-winning journalist Zelnick conveys every emotion of the key players in this battle, presenting a rich, colorful tale that reads more like a fictional political thriller...


All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the Truth

by Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer & Brendan Nyhan

All the President's Spin, the first book from the editors of the acclaimed nonpartisan website Spinsanity, unmasks the tactics of deception and media manipulation that George W. Bush has used to sell his agenda...


An Amazing Adventure: Joe and Hadassah's Personal Notes on the 2000 Campaign

by Joseph I. Lieberman, Hadassah Lieberman & Sarah Crichton

An Amazing Adventure is a groundbreaking memoir, the personal recollections of Senator Joe Lieberman and his wife, Hadassah, of their 2000 vice presidential campaign. There has never been such a frank account...


Voters' Veto: The 2002 Election in New Zealand and the Consolidation of Minority Government

by Jack Vowles & Peter Aimer

Tracking New Zealand's transition from the first-past-the-postelectoral system, as used in Britain, to the mixed-member-proportional system, as used in Germany, this analysis examines New Zealand's pivotal 2002...


Voters' Vengeance: 1990 Election in New Zealand and the Fate of the Fourth Labour Government

by Peter Aimer & Jack Vowles

The 1990 election in New Zealand produced the biggest landslide in 50 years, and Voters’ Vengeance uses comprehensive survey research to explore why New Zealand voters reacted in this way. The answers to over...


Towards Consensus?: The 1993 Election and Referendum in Nz

by Peter Aimer

Based on a nationwide survey of voters, this is a study of the historic 1993 New Zealand general election and referendum. It seeks to explain why New Zealanders made the choices they did - an extremely narrow...


Proportional Representation on Trial: New Zealand's Second Mmp Election and After

by Peter Aimer, Jack Vowles & Susan Banducci

Tracing the transition of a democracy as it moves in between electoral systems, this book details the current and past public opinion surrounding New Zealand’s 1999 election. As a result of the second election...


Politics in New Zealand

by Richard Mulgan

This revised edition of a classic introduction to the New Zealand political, constitutional, and electoral system covers recent elections and the constitutional and legal changes that have attracted the attention...


Voters' Victory: New Zealand's First Election Under Proportional Representation

by Jack Vowles

Completes a triad of studies charting New Zealand's shift to a new MMP electoral system. This volume is the story of the first MMP election in 1996 and asks the question: is MMP beginning to deliver what its...


The Audacity to Win: How Obama Won and How We Can Beat the Party of Limbaugh, Beck, and Palin

by David Plouffe

The inside story of a brilliant campaign, with lessons on how the Democrats can secure victory in the future.

Since David Plouffe helped design the plan that brought candidate Obama to the White House, the...