2012 Presidential Election

Week of October 15, 2012


This week’s theme of presidential elections includes titles on the following related topics: voter fraud, the electoral college, liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, third party candidates, the 2008 presidential election, Kennedy vs. Nixon, [Ted] Kennedy vs. Carter, the Tea Party movement, Herman Cain, Geraldine Ferraro, John Edwards, Ralph Nader, Sarah Palin, Shirley Chisholm, Ross Perot, and more. There are also book by and/or about the two leading candidates and their running mates (yes, we have Young Guns co-written by Paul Ryan as well as the 2010 Joe Biden biography). These and other books are on display  through November 6 in the Wimberly Library lobby on the Boca Raton Campus.

The 2008 Elections in Florida: Change! But Only at the Top of the Ticket
By Robert E. Crew, Jr. and Slater Bayliss. University Press of America, 2011
Call Number: JK4416 .C74 2011

The 2008 Presidential Elections: A Story in Four Acts
Edited by Erik Jones and Salvatore Vassallo. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Call Number: JK526 2008 .A18 2009

All the Way with LBJ: The 1964 Presidential Election
By Robert David Johnson. Cambridge University Press, 2009
Call Number: E850 .J64 2009

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
By Barack Obama. Crown, 2006
Call Number: E901.1 .O23 A3 2006

Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma
By Ricky Hendon. Third World Press, 2009
Call Number: E901.1 .O23 H46 2009

The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama
By Gwen Ifill. Doubleday, 2009
Call Number: E185.615 .I34 2009

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
By David Remnick. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
Call Number: E908 .R46 2010

The Center Cannot Hold: The 1960 Presidential Election and the Rise of Modern Conservatism
By Laura Jane Gifford. Northern Illinois UP, 2009
Call Number: JK2356 .G53 2009

Competitive Elections and the American Voter
By Keena Lipsitz. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011
Call Number: JK2281 .L56 2011

A Different God?: Mitt Romney, the Religious Right, and the Mormon Question
By Craig L. Foster. Greg Kofford Books, 2008
Call Number: E840.8 .R598 F67 2008

The End of Race?: Obama, 2008, and Racial Politics in America
By Donald R. Kinder and Alison Dale-Riddle. Yale University Press, 2012
Call Number: JK526 2008 .K57 2012

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
By John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Harper, 2010
Call Number: JK526 2008 .H45 2010

Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics
Edited by Susan J. Carroll and Richard L. Fox. Cambridge University Press, 2010
Call Number: HQ1236.5 .U6 G444 2010

Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto
By Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe. William Morrow, 2010
Call Number: JK2391 .T43 A96 2010

Going Rogue: An American Life
By Sarah Palin. Harper, 2009
Call Number: F910.7 .P35 A3 2009

Going Rouge: Sarah Palin: An American Nightmare
Edited by Richard Kim and Betsy Reed. OR Books, 2009
Call Number: F910.7 .P35 G65 2009

The Good Fight
By Shirley Chisholm. Harper & Row, 1973
Call Number: E840.8 .C48 A28

The Good Fight: A life in Liberal Politics
By Walter F. Mondale, with David Hage. Scribner, 2010
Call Number: E840.8 .M66 A3 2010

Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform
By Martha Kropf and David C. Kimball. Routledge, 2012
Call Number: JK1976 .K76 2012

Joe Biden: A Life of Trial and Redemption
By Jules Witcover. William Morrow, 2010
Call Number: E840.8 .B54 W58 2010

Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960
By Edmund F. Kallina, Jr. UP of Florida, 2010
Call Number: E837.7 .K35 2010

Kennedy vs. Carter: The 1980 Battle for the Democratic Party’s Soul
By Timothy Stanley. UP of Kansas, 2010
Call Number: E875 .S74 2010

Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System
By Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen. Harper, 2010
Call Number: JK2391 .T43 R37 2010

Mitt Romney: The Man, His Values, and His Vision
By Lisa Ray Turner and Kimberly Field. Mapletree Pub. Co., 2007
Call Number: E901.1 .R66 T87 2007

A Mormon in the White House?: 10 Things Every American Should Know about Mitt Romney
By Hugh Hewitt. Regnery Pub., 2007
Call Number: E840.8 .R598 H48 2007

The Myth of Voter Fraud
By Lorraine C. Minnite. Cornell University Press, 2010
Call Number: JK1994 .M66 2010

No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
By Mitt Romney. St. Martin’s Press, 2010
Call Number: JK275 .R66 2010

Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008
Edited by Liette Gidlow. University of Illinois Press, 2011
Call Number: E906 .O23 2011

The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election
By Kate Kenski et al. Oxford University Press, 2010
Call Number: JK524 .K36 2010

The Performance of Politics: Obama’s Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power
By Jeffrey C. Alexander. Oxford University Press, 2010
Call Number: E906 .A44 2010

The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency
By Randall Kennedy. Pantheon, 2011
Call Number: E185.615 .K376 2011

The Podium, the Pulpit, and the Republicans: How Presidential Candidates Use Religious Language in American Political Debate
By Frederick Stecker. Praeger, 2011
Call Number: JA85.2 .U6 S74 2011

The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the ScandalThat Brought Him Down
By Andrew Young. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010
Call Number: F260.42 .E39 Y68 2010

Predicting Presidential Elections and Other Things
By Ray C. Fair. Stanford Economics and Finance, 2012
Call Number: HM901. F35 2012

Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics
By Brian T. Kaylor. Lexington Books, 2011
Call Number: JA85.2 .U6 K39 2011

Presidential Elections in the South: Putting 2008 in Political Context
Edited by Branwell DuBose Kapeluck et al. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010
Call Number: JK524 .P6786 2010

Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics
By Joe Biden. Random House, 2007
Call Number: E840.8 .B54 A3 2007

Ralph’s Revolt: The Case for Joining Nader’s Rebellion
By Greg Bates. Common Courage Press, 2004
Call Number: JK526 .B38 2004

Reagan’s Comeback: Four Weeks in Texas that Changed American Politics Forever
By Gilbert Garcia. Trinity University Press, 2012
Call Number: E868 .G37 2012

The Real Romney
By Michael Kranish. Harper, 2010
Call Number: E901.1 .R66 K73 2012

Realigning America: McKinley, Bryan, and the Remarkable Election of 1896
By R. Hal Williams. UP of Kansas, 2010
Call Number: E710 .W485 2010

Ross for Boss: The Perot Phenomenon and Beyond
Edited by Ted G. Julen. SUNY Press, 2001
Call Number: JK2261 .R677 2001 (Also available via EBSCOhost)

Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar
By Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe. Public Affaris, 2009
Call Number: F910.7 .P35 C66 2009

Spoiling for a Fight: Third-Party Politics in America
By Micah L. Sifry. Routledge, 2002
Call Number: JK2265 .S56 2002

Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign
Edited by Robert E. Denton, Jr. Lexington Books, 2010
Call Number: JK526 2008 .S98 2010

The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents
By Linda Killian. St. Martin’s Press, 2012
Call Number: JK1967 .K56 2012

Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections: Stuck in the Middle to Lose
Edited by William J. Miller and Jeremy D. Walling. Lexington Books, 2012
Call Number: JK2391 .T43 T42 2012

Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution
By Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin. Henry Holt and Co., 2012
Call Number: JK2391 .T43 M43 2012

This is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House
By Herman Cain. Threshold Editions, 2011
Call Number: E901.1 .C35 A3 2011

The Transformation of the Republican Party, 1912-1936: From Reform to Resistance
By Clyde P. Weed. First Forum Press, 2012
Call Number: JK2356 .W45 2012

Transforming America: Barack Obama in the White House
Edited by Steven E. Schier. Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
Call Number: E907 .T73 2011

Unbought and Unbossed
By Shirley Chilsholm. Houghton Mifflin, 1970
Call Number: E940.8 .C48 A3

United We Stand: How We Can Take Back Our Country
By Ross Perot. Hyperion, 1992
Call Number: E884 .P47 1992

The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle Over American History
By Jill Lepore. Princeton University Press, 2010
Call Number: E175.9 .L46 2010

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America
By George C. Edwards. Yale UP, 2011C
Call Number: JK529 .E38 2011

Why Iowa?: How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process
By David P. Redlawsk et al. University of Chicago Press, 2011
Call Number: JK2075 .I82 R43 2011

Who Should Be First?: Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign
Edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnnetta Betsch Cole. SUNY Press, 2010
Call Number: JK526 2008 .W46 2010

Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders
By Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy. Threshold Editions, 2010
Call Number: JC573.2 .U6 C36 2010


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