Gr 8 Up-Each of these well-organized titles begins with an introduction by Schlesinger describing the electoral process and how it has changed over time. The first chapter presents an overview of the issues in each election and the candidates. Pivotal campaign (and other) speeches and party platforms are included, along with a "Facts at a Glance" section about the winning candidate, his vice president and cabinet, notable events during the administration, and a map of the election results. Later chapters include inaugural addresses, presidential speeches and letters, and important events in the administration. Further reading suggestions are broken down into general reference, political Americana, and specific titles about the president. While Russell Freedman's Lincoln: A Photobiography (Clarion, 1987) gives a more complete picture of the man and his presidency, there is much that report writers will appreciate in these thorough and attractive volumes.-Ann Joslin, Erie County Public Library, PA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.