Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Five top books on presidential debates

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on presidential debate:
The Making of the President 1960
by Theodore H. White

In a book that redefined political journalism, Theodore H. White crafts an almost mythical account of the battle between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency. No moment was more crucial to the outcome than the televised debates, the first of their kind. Kennedy, already a handsome man, had been working on his tan while prepping with his aides. Nixon, pale and underweight from a recent hospitalization, appeared sickly and sweaty. Though radio listeners thought Nixon had won, television viewers walked away with a far different opinion. The rest is history.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue