See How They Ran: The Changing Role of the Presidential Candidate in American History

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Convinced that the expensive, vulgar presidential campaign is worse than it has ever been, Americans long for the good old days of dignified campaigns and worthy candidates which, as this book demonstrates, never existed. Troy shows that our disappointment with campaigns is simply the latest chapter in a centuries-long struggle to make peace with the idea of leadership in a democratic society.

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Troy examines every presidential campaign from 1840 to the 1988. He describes the various tactics employed by candidates, the public's reaction to them, and the way presidential campaigns shape and are shaped by public opinion and the political climate.

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Gil Troy is Associate Professor of History at McGill University.

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