Overtime! The Election 2000 Thriller

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Overview

Read never-before-published anecdotes, commentaries, and interviews from key insiders about the most exciting Presidential Election in our nation's history!
  • Provides unique, riveting insider stories and analyses of the election that will capture readers' attention while helping them to understand why things happened as they did.
  • Contributors include: George Terwilliger (Bush legal team); Ron Klain and Jeremy Bash (Gore legal team); Donnie Fowler (Gore campaign advisor); Tom Fiedler (Editor, Miami Herald); Larry J. Sabato and Joshua Scott (University of Virginia); Chuck Babbington (Washington Post); Diana Owens (Georgetown University); Tim Burger (NY Daily News); Jake Tapper (Salon.com/CNN); and Rhodes Cook (The Rhodes Cook Letter).
  • Offers never-before-published information about Election 2000!
Edited by Larry Sabato, this collection of first-hand stories and analyses offers stunning insights into "the election of the century" from the people who were there. George Terwilliger from the Bush legal team and Ron Klain and Jeremy Bash from the Gore legal team provide insider accounts of the Florida ballot recount battle. Tim Burger of the NY Daily News writes a previously unpublished story about the Bush DUI, Diana Owen from Georgetown University provides unique coverage of the media consortium recount, and Tom Fiedler, editor of the Miami Herald -which was at the "center of the storm"- writes the introductory chapter. Overtime stands far out from the crowd of books on Election 2000 because it contains original, never-before-seen material and because it offers a wide spectrum ofinsider views, providing a balance of journalistic, academic, and campaigner accounts. Because it combines political journalism with solid political science research, it is both highly readable and enlightening. And because Overtime was written and published after the initial rush of post-election books, it includes data and stories that have been revealed since the first wave hit the bookstands. Overtime is not only an entertaining read with a unique insider's view, but will help readers truly make sense of this complex and historic election. It walks readers through the story of the election, offers a context for understanding why things happened as they did, and leaves them with a more meaningful appreciation of the powerful effects this election had, and will continue to have, on our political system.

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).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321100283
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

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).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2001

    BUY THIS BOOK

    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.

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