New Book Examines American Politics Through the Eyes of an Ordinary Citizen

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Author Bill Lewers examines fifty years of politics in ‘A Voter’s Journey’.

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There are lots of books about great political figures. This is not one of them. Rather, this is a volume about politics as seen through the eyes of an ordinary citizen. Bill Lewers has been voting for decades. He believes that the individual voter is just as much a part of the tapestry of politics as the officeholders, pundits, and political operatives. With that as his guiding principle, he tells a tale that includes:

  •     Growing up during the fifties in a tranquil New York suburb where “Republican - good, Democrat - bad” reigns supreme.
  •     A young voter dealing with the turmoil of the sixties through the ballot box.
  •     A collection of letters from various politicians of the 1970s.
  •     Some of the more “marginal” players on the political stage.
  •     “Democracy in action” as seen through the eyes of an election officer.
  •     A “March Madness” tournament where our nation’s presidents square off against each other; and
  •     A last-minute addendum: the fulfillment of a political junkie’s dream of participating in a political convention which extends to multiple ballots.

Mostly though, this is a book about elections - lots of them. They just keep coming year after year. This is the story of one voter’s attempt to deal with and make sense out of them. In that regard, it is the story of each voter and individual as he or she exercises the prerogatives and shoulders the responsibilities of this thing called democracy.

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About the Author
Bill Lewers was raised on Long Island and has been voting since 1964. He lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife, Mary, and two sons, Mark and John. His earlier book, Six Decades of Baseball: A Personal Narrative, has received critical acclaim.

A Voter's Journey * by Bill Lewers
Publication Date: September 27, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 399 pages; 978-1-4836-8677-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 399 pages; 978-1-4836-8678-3
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-8679-0

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