Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Over the Counter #338
First up is The Year of Voting Dangerously by Maureen Dowd.
From the publisher, Twelve Books:
"Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history.
Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever. Dowd has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the '90s. She was with the real estate mogul when he shyly approached his first Presidential rope line in 1999, and she won a Pulitzer prize that same year for her penetrating columns on the Clinton impeachment follies. Like her bestsellers, Bushworld and Are Men Necessary?, The Year of Voting Dangerously will feature Dowd's trademark cocktail of wry humor and acerbic analysis in dispatches from the political madhouse. If America is on the escalator to hell, then The Year of Voting Dangerously is the perfect guide for this surreal, insane ride."
Campaign Confessions: Tales from the War Rooms of Politics by John Laschinger. Peter Mansbridge (Foreword, Contributor), Geoffrey Stevens (Contributor)
From the publisher, A J. Patrick Boyer Books:
"John Laschinger, Canada’s only full-time campaign manager, opens up about the fifty campaigns he has worked on around the world. From smoke-filled backrooms to social media, Laschinger gives unflinching detail on everything in a campaign manager’s arsenal."
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)