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Road Show: In America, Anyone Can Become President, It's One of the Risks We Take (Signed)

Simon, Roger

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ISBN 10: 0374251207 / ISBN 13: 9780374251208
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. SIGNED, dated, and inscribed by the author ("To J-- J--, With my best wishes, December 1990, Our nation's capital"). Book and price-clipped dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Top edge of jacket is slightly yellowed. 8vo. 356 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 79707

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Title: Road Show: In America, Anyone Can Become ...

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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The irreverent columnist for "The Baltimore Sun" follows the 1988 presidential campaign trail from Iowa to New York and tells what the contest revealed about American values and aspirations

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To Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover's sober and critical Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars? ( LJ 9/1/89) and Englishman Matt Ridley's astute and challenging Warts and All (LJ 3/1/90) now are added two more accounts of the 1988 campaigns of those who sought to occupy the Oval Office. The methods of these "person who would be President" sagas are too familiar to require much exegesis. The candidates are put in the pillory, their platforms, strategies, behind-the-scenes maneuverings, shortcomings, pranks, errors of judgment--all the giddy aspects of the political show--are held up for observation and in some cases ridicule. Simon, a columnist for the Baltimore Sun, and Taylor, a political reporter for the Washington Post, follow the recipe quite faithfully. Both authors take the candidates from that first gleam in the eye to the final nomination, showing how each tries to appeal to the voter's pride and prejudice. In true journalistic fashion Simon tells what happened, leaving readers to draw their own conclusions. Taylor's intention is not only to recount the events, but to offer some estimable cleansing measures. By now much of what the authors report is old hat, but separately they manage to add something hitherto not known. The question librarians must ask is how many of these Presidential election guidebooks are needed; checking circulation tallies on the earlier election books will help. See also Sidney Blumenthal's Pledging Allegiance , reviewed in this issue, p. 237.--Ed.
- A.J. Anderson, Graduate Sch. of Library and Information Science, Simmons Coll., Boston
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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