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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

The focus of this book is political management: the tactics, strategy, and techniques used by the campaigns and outside interests trying to influence the presidential campaign of 2012. Combining perspectives...


Before Barack: They Said This Day Would Never Come

by Sonia Grant

The United States has come a long way since the days when twelve of her former presidents owned slaves; eight of them while in office. The paradigm shifted irrevocably, however, when an African-American, Barack...


He Runs, She Runs: Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates

by Deborah Jordan Brooks

While there are far more women in public office today than in previous eras, women are still vastly underrepresented in this area relative to men. Conventional wisdom suggests that a key reason is because female...


Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy

by James O'Keefe

In this New York Times bestseller, controversial ambush journalist James O’Keefe takes a hard-hitting look at how the media and government conspire to protect the status quo: “A spine-tingling, true crime...


Condi vs. Hillary

by Eileen McGann & Dick Morris

Who will be president in 2008? Many believe that the White House is Hillary Clinton's to lose. As long-time strategists Dick Morris and Eileen McGann reveal in Condi vs. Hillary, however, Hillary's plans for...


We Will Be Heard: Women's Struggles for Political Power in the United States

by Jo Freeman

In We Will Be Heard, noted political scientist Jo Freeman chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. Fifteen case studies of women's struggles for political influence provide...


Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2012

by The Institute of Harvard Kennedy School

In this book, a distinguished group of presidential campaign staff, journalists, and political observers take us inside the 2012 race for the Republican nomination and general election, guiding us through each...


After Hope and Change: The 2012 Elections and American Politics

by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch & John J., Jr. Pitney

As they have every four years since 1992, James W. Ceaser and Andrew E. Busch—joined in 2008 by John J. Pitney Jr.—once again provide the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election,...


The Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement in an Age of Uncertainty

by Thomas E. Patterson

From the award-winning author of Out of Order—named the best political science book of the last decade by the American Political Science Association—comes this landmark book about why Americans don’t vote....


The Political Battle over Congressional Redistricting

by Jeremy D. Walling, William J. Miller & Rickert Althaus

In this volume, scholars from across the United States come together to discuss the most recent wave of redistricting Congress. Emphasizing the state-level factors and processes, the volume ultimately shows...