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Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System

by James A. Michener & Steve Berry

In this eye-opening nonfiction account, world-renowned author James A. Michener details the reckless gamble U.S. voters make every four years: trusting the electoral college. In 1968, Michener served as a presidential...


Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom DeLay

by Steve Bickerstaff

The events of 2003 in Texas were important to the political history of this country. Congressman Tom DeLay led a Republican effort to gerrymander the state's thirty-two congressional districts to defeat all...


Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders

by Jamie Whyte

Uncover the truth under all the BS

In the daily battle for our hearts and minds--not to mention our hard-earned cash--the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric,...


Election Year 1968: The Turning Point

by Dennis D. Wainstock

Election year 1968 revisited and analyzed.

The candidates were Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace.

Riots in Chicago streets.


Interest Groups and Elections in Canada: Volume 2

by F. Leslie Seidle

The two studies in this book explore the nature and influence of special interest groups. They consider different aspects of the question, "In the context of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, how...


Aboriginal Peoples and Electoral Reform in Canada: Volume 9

by Robert A. Milen

This volume features differing views of past, present, and possible future roles for Aboriginal people in the Canadian political and electoral system.


The Canadian General Election of 2000

by Christopher Dornan & Jon H. Pammett

The authoritative study of the campaign and the election, containing articles from such well-known writers as Edward Greenspan, Paul Attalah, and Mary McGuire.


The Canadian Federal Election of 2006

by Jon H. Pammett & Christopher Dornan

A comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election that ended the Liberal's 12-year reign in Canadian politics.


The Canadian General Election of 1997

by Alan Frizzell & Jon H. Pammett

The Canadian General Election of 1997 is a study of the key aspects of the campaign and the election itself. In addition to analyzing each party's campaign, authors examine the role of the media, pollsters,...


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...


Talk Show Campaigns: Presidential Candidates on the Entertainment Talk Show Circuit: Presidential Candidates on Daytime and Late Night Television

by Michael Parkin

Over the past twenty years, presidential candidates have developed an entertainment talk show strategy in which they routinely chat with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, and Jon Stewart.  In fact,...


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...