YA-- A book that fills in the glaring generalities of the chapter on presidential elections in high school textbooks. In great, but very readable, detail, the authors analyze all aspects of modern candidate selection and provide a historical overview of past campaigns. Clear writing and organization make this book a great resource for students of government.
With material drawn from CQ's Guide to the presidency, delineates how the presidency came to be and has endured for two centuries, following the major developments that have shaped presidential power, and the struggles over the definition of authority that have resulted in institutional changes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)