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Presidential Campaigns
     

Presidential Campaigns

by Paul F. Nagel
 
Campaigning for the presidency demands strength and courage. Presidential nominees have to know how to play the game, moreover, whether they care for it or not. This enlightening and endlessly entertaining book unveils the whole history of American presidential elections--those clamorous showdowns that have so perplexed, pleased, amused, irked, and fascinated the

Overview

Campaigning for the presidency demands strength and courage. Presidential nominees have to know how to play the game, moreover, whether they care for it or not. This enlightening and endlessly entertaining book unveils the whole history of American presidential elections--those clamorous showdowns that have so perplexed, pleased, amused, irked, and fascinated the American people from the very beginning.

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Booknews
The publishers get a gold star for their timing in offering this revised historical account of US campaign high jinks from Washington in 1789 to Clinton in 1992. If Bob Dole appears to be slinging some mud this election year, it's nothing in comparison with the invectives thrown at candidates during the 19th century. (Would Dole dare to call Clinton a "carbuncle-faced old drunkard"?) Boller (history, Texas Christian U.) enlivens historical fact by uncovering the anecdotes and media responses which make American politics worth watching for our comedians. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
*Praise for the first edition:

"For anyone seeking a lively resource book on America's quadrennial spectacle, Presidential Campaign is happily present."—The Washington Post

"An excellent handbook for the campaign junkie."—The Wall Street Journal

"[Boller] has a good eye for the offbeat and the ludicrous, and he spins the anecdotes together with the skill of the old-fashioned Yankee yarn master."—The New York Times Book Review

"Boller has a wonderful knack for extracting the color and drama from political events....Simply an entertaining survey containing a barrelful of interesting historical tidbits, well worth the reading."—Business Week

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195034202
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/26/1984
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.31(d)

Meet the Author

About the Author: Paul F. Boller Jr., is Emeritus Professor of History at Texas Christian University. His previous books include the best-selling Presidential Anecdotes and Quotesmanship.

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