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Larry J. Sabato is at the University of Virginia. According to The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Sabato is "probably the most quoted college professor in the land." The Washington Post calls him "the Mark McGwire of political analysts." He has appeared on dozens of nationally broadcast television shows, including "60 Minutes", "Nightline", "Face the Nation", "The Today Show", "Good Morning America", "48 Hours", "Larry King Live," and "The Jim Lehrer News Hour." Dr. Sabato is the Director of Government Studies at the University of Virginia and is the recipient of more than two dozen major scholarships, grants, and academic awards, and has written 19 books, including: Feeding Frenzy: How Attack Journalism Has Transformed American Politics (Lanahan, ISBN 0965268780); Peep Show: Media and Politics in an Age of Scandal (Rowman & Littlefield, ISBN 0742500101); and Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics (Random House, ISBN 0812924991).
1. Introduction: The Encore of 'Key Largo.' (Tom Fiedler, Miami Herald).
2. The Long Road to a Cliffhanger: Primaries and Conventions. (Larry J. Sabato and Joshua Scott, University of Virginia).
3. Campaigns Matter: The Proof of 2000. (Chuck Babington, Washington Post).
4. In the Driver's Seat: The Bush DUI. (Tim Burger, New York Daily News).
5. The Perfect Storm: The Election of the Century. (Larry J. Sabato, University of Virginia).
6. Media Mayhem: The Press' Performance in Election 2000. (Diana Owen, Georgetown University).
7. The Labor of Sisyphus: The Gore Recount Perspective. (Ron Klain and Jeremy Bash, Gore/Lieberman legal advisors).
8. A Campout for Lawyers: The Bush Recount Perspective. (George Terwilliger, Bush legal counsel).
9. Down and Dirty Revisited: A Postscript on Florida and the News Media. (Jake Tapper, Salon.com).
10. Stale Mate: The 'Great' Election of 2000. (Rhodes Cook, The Rhodes Cook Letter).
Posted August 14, 2001
Once again, Larry Sabato has raised the bar on political writing. In what is easily the best book about the 2000 presidential election, Sabato has put together a fair and analytical review of the campaign, with complete analysis from scholars, campaign advisers, and journalists. From Ron Klain and Jeremy Bash explaining the Gore recount effort to Timothy Burger describing his adventures in reporting the Bush DUI story, this book is dynamite in giving new anecdotes and tales from the closest election this century. It is definitely worth buying.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.