Avoiding trendy analysis and overused political commentary, The Year of Obama examines in a thorough and provocative way the who, what, when, where, and why of this historic election
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2009
An unprecedented fusion of political, social, and demographic trends combined to produce the historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States. The Year of Obama: How Barack Obama Won the White House, to be published by Pearson's Longman imprint on April 15th, 2009, tosses aside conventional wisdom and substitutes thoughtful, deeper, and - until now, ignored - interpretations of the events and environment that elected our 44th president.
Led by best-selling author Larry Sabato, The Year of Obama brings together the nation's most perceptive observers of American politics, each offering different perspectives, and the resulting mosaic provides readers with a comprehensive look at the election.
Intended for the classroom and the casual reader, The Year of Obama's all-original essays examine every facet of the electoral process, from the primaries to the general election. Chapters include Sabato's interpretation of the election results, focusing on raw votes, regional patterns, and exit poll data; a look at the importance and influence of new media in determining the election; a tour through the maze of political money by Michael E. Toner, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission; and an examination of the 2008 Congressional elections and their impact on the national race, by Professor Bruce Larson of Gettysburg College.
"Avoiding trendy analysis and overused political commentary, The Year of Obama examines in a thorough and provocative way the who, what, when, where, and why of this historic election," said Daryl Fox, Vice President, Editorial Director, Pearson Longman.
About the Author
Larry J. Sabato is the founder and director of the Center for Politics and the Robert Kent Gooch professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. He is the author of more than twenty books including Feeding Frenzy: Attack Journalism & American Politics, The Sixth Year Itch: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency, and A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to Revitalize our Constitution and Make America A Fairer Country. He is also the co-author, with Karen O'Connor of American University, of the bestselling American government textbook, American Government: Roots and Reform.
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