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The Boys on the Bus

by Timothy Crouse & Hunter S. Thompson

Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols.

Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from...


The 2012 Nomination and the Future of the Republican Party: The Internal Battle

by William J. Miller, William E. Cunion & Joshua T. Putnam

If the 2012 nomination process taught the Republican Party anything, it is that there are internal fractures within the GOP that need to be worked out prior to the 2016 presidential election. When coupled with...


Mosh the Polls: Youth Voters, Popular Culture, and Democratic Engagement

by Brian Cogan

The purpose of this book is to undertake an analysis from a variety of scholarly standpoints of the innovative ways in which both the political process and the entertainment industry appeal to voters under 30...


Pulp Politics: How Political Advertising Tells the Stories of American Politics

by Glenn W., Jr. Richardson

Pulp Politics helps us understand how political ads work by exploring how people think and feel, how our brains work, and how we tell and listen to stories. The book dissents from much popular and scholarly...


The Dynamic Dominion: Realignment and the Rise of Two-Party Competition in Virginia, 1945-1980

by Frank B. Atkinson

The Dynamic Dominion tells the dramatic story of Virginia's political transformation from the Second World War to the Reagan Revolution. The cradle of American democracy - and thus of the democratic movement...


The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election

by Andrew E. Busch & James W. Ceaser

In The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election, James Ceaser and Andrew Busch continue their study of national elections and their broader implications for American politics and society....


The 2010 Elections in Florida: It's The Economy, Stupid!

by Robert E., Jr. Crew & Slater Bayliss

This book places the 2010 elections in historical context and offers an explanation for the substantial gains made by the Republicans in Florida that year. It also discusses the voting behavior of the Florida...


Dancing without Partners: How Candidates, Parties, and Interest Groups Interact in the Presidential Campaign

by David B. Magleby, Quin J. Monson & Kelly D. Patterson

Dancing without Partners intensively analyzes the relationships among candidates, political parties, and interest groups under the BCRA's new regulations in the 2004 election cycle in five battleground states....


Campaign Mode: Strategic Vision in Congressional Elections

by Michael John Burton & Daniel M. Shea

The pressures of contemporary electioneering force political professionals into 'campaign mode'-a state of mind that merges a visceral drive to win elections with a deep-seated habit of strategic thinking. Wise...


Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture

by Kristina Horn Sheeler & Karrin Vasby Anderson

What elements of American political and rhetorical culture block the imagining—and thus, the electing—of a woman as president? Examining both major-party and third-party campaigns by women, including the...


Democrips and Rebloodlicans: No More Gangs in Government

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell

DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans uncovers the truth about how corporations have bought the American electoral and legislative process through the power of lobbyists, campaign contributions and political action committees....


¡Obamanos!: The Birth of a New Political Era

by Hendrik Hertzberg

"Hertzberg has a novelist's control of metaphor and a comedian's gift for the one-liner."

-The New York Times Book Review

¡Obámanos! is powered by celebrated political essayist Hendrik Hertzberg's "Comments"...


The Financiers of Congressional Elections: Investors, Ideologues, and Intimates

by Peter L. Francia, Paul S. Herrnson & John C. Green

Individual donors play a critical role in financing congressional elections, accounting for more than half of all money raised in House campaigns. But significant donors (defined here as those contributing more...


Destiny Calling: How the People Elected Barack Obama

by Charles M. Madigan

Emphasizing the revealing experiences of representative Americans from around the country, who tell how the previous eight years of failed policies shaped their personal fate and prompted them to vote for a...


The 2012 Presidential Campaign: A Communication Perspective

by JR., ROBERT E. DENTON, Kate M. Kenski & Henry C. Kenski

This volume offers a unique and detailed examination of all stages of the 2012 presidential campaign, starting with the primaries and ending with post-election insights. Each chapter focuses on the campaign’s...


The Roads to Congress 2012

by Robert Dewhirst, Sean D. Foreman & Peter Bergerson

The book provides timely analyses of overarching themes (voting laws, campaign finance and redistricting) from the 2012 campaign cycle as well as case studies of important 2012 congressional races. Collectively...


Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2008

by The Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government & Harvard University

Every four years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University convenes a distinguished gathering of campaign managers, media commentators, and interested political observers...


Representation: Elections and Beyond

by Jack H. Nagel & Rogers M. Smith

Featuring twelve essays that engage with national, provincial, and municipal governments across three continents, Representation examines the core elements and challenges of fair, effective political institutions,...


Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House

by Rebecca Sive & Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

With expert guidance and abundant resources, this practical and inspirational guide is for women at all stages of life who want to seek and win public leadership and public office at any level. According to...


Campaigning for President: Strategy and Tactics, 2012 Edition: Strategy and Tactics, New Voices and New Techniques

by Dennis W. Johnson

In this important and timely volume, Dennis W. Johnson has assembled an outstanding team of political scientists and political professionals to examine one of the fiercest and most closely fought presidential...