Presidential Conventions

Presidential Conventions

by Christopher E. Henry
     
 
Traces the entire process of nominating both parties' presidential candidates, from the primary elections to the conventions themselves Also covers how political parties in America came into existence and how the system has evolved.

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Traces the entire process of nominating both parties' presidential candidates, from the primary elections to the conventions themselves Also covers how political parties in America came into existence and how the system has evolved.

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Gr 4-6Each of these books deals with a different aspect of the process of selecting a president. Electoral College has the sharpest focus, giving a clear analysis of the system's advantages, along with the history of this unique and often misunderstood institution. Conventions begins with a summary of what happens each day during a political party convention. The section on the history of conventions is rather brief, given the colorful history of these events. Elections, too, suffers from the attempt to cover a complex subject in little space. Subjects such as debates, polling, and independent candidates are touched on, but not in detail. All of the books feature black-and-white and full-color reproductions and photographs, many taken from the 1992 campaign. Short glossaries, lists for further reading, and good indexes are included. A more complete (although less current) choice for a slightly older audience is Thomas R. Raber's Presidential Campaign (Lerner, 1988).Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531202197
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Series:
First Books Series
Edition description:
37100 Scholastic Library
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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