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Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp¿on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics

by Kenneth P. Vogel

Mark Hanna—the turn-of-the-century iron-and-coal-magnate-turned-operative who leveraged massive contributions from the robber barons—was famously quoted as saying: “There are two things that are important...


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: Humor, Blunders, and Other Oddities from the Presidential Campaign Trail

by Charles Osgood

Charles Osgood, one of America's favorite news personalities, offers a hilarious compendium of anecdotes from the last seventy years of presidential campaigns. With anecdotes from Harry Truman to JFK to George...


Second Verse, Same as the First: The 2012 Presidential Election in the South

The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Presidential Campaigns

by D. Sunshine Hillygus & Todd G. Shields

The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the...


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,...


Competitive Elections and Democracy in America: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Heather K. Evans

Competition seems to be an inevitable part of present-day elections in the United States. However, recent publications have debated whether we should encourage or discourage competitive elections. In Competitive...


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...


Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution

by Jason B. Gainous & Kevin M. Wagner

Going beyond theory and guess based forecasts; this book systematically explores and measures the implications of the growing use of the internet in the American political landscape. Using current election data,...


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....