ELECTING A U.S. PRESIDENT by Diana Reische

ELECTING A U.S. PRESIDENT

Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Just in time for the next election, here's a good introduction to the basics of the political process. Mixing historical anecdotes with current analysis (including the effect of the Persian Gulf victory on the 1992 campaign), Reische effectively portrays the system as imperfect, but also as one of the most stable in the world--largely because it demands that candidates rally such a broad range of supporters. The mechanics of campaigning are particularly well explained, but the account does lack depth; e.g., political action committees are discussed, though not the fact that some are more powerful than others, and the importance of race is downplayed. Still, recommended for its fairness and timeliness. Source notes; glossary; books for further reading. Index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-531-11043-5
Page count: 144pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1992