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well, other than resource wise

i'd reccomend "the making of the president" series by theodore white - historical docu books, the "1960" one is a must for any pol junkie

for fun fiction, can't beat fletcher knebel:

Dark Horse

Convention

Seven Days in May

-- all brilliant, even if the women characters are two-dimensional as all hell

Washington DC, Burr by Gore Vidal

In High Places by Arthur Hailey

and if you want to see who really pulls the strings

American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand - James Ellroy

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The Routledge Historical Atlas of Presidential Elections is superb and I really recommend it.

Using microfilm at the local library is also easy and quite helpful.

Any other good election books out there?

i tried the routledge book. i was okay, but some of the stuff was wrong

for example, it had gore winning west virginia in 2000, whats up with that?

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Theodore H. White's Making of the President is one of the defining campaign series ever, it includes:

Making of the President 1960

Making of the President 1964

Making of the President 1968

Making of the President 1972

America In Search Of Itself: 1956 to 1980 which includes the 1980 election campaign like his earlier books.

Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All by Crain Shirley

A Nation Divided: The 1968 Presidential Campaign by Darcy G. Richardson

The First Modern Campaign: Kennedy-Nixon and the Election of 1960 by Gary Donaldson

The 1956 Presidential Campaign by Charles Alexander Holmes Thomson, Frances M. Shattuck

The Boys on the Bus by Timothy Crouse

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, 1972 by Hunter S. Thompson

Mudslingers: The Top 25 Negative Political Campaigns of All Time Countdown from No. 25 to No. 1 by Kerwin C. Swint

What It Takes: the Way to the White House by Richard Ben Cramer

Marathon: the Pursuit of the Presidency, 1972-76 by Jules Witcover

Gerald M. Pomper et al.

The Election of 2000: Reports and Interpretations

The Election of 1996: Reports and Interpretations

The Election of 1992: Reports and Interpretations

The Election of 1988: Reports and Interpretations

The Election of 1984: Reports and Interpretations

The Election of 1980: Reports and Interpretations

The Election of 1976: Reports and Interpretations

Peter Goldman et al

Quest for the Presidency, 1992

The Quest for the Presidency 1988

The 1984 Election in Historical Perspective. by William Edward Leuchtenburg

Blue Smoke and Mirrors: How Reagan Won and Why Carter Lost the Election of 1980 by Jack Germond

The Upset That Wasn't : Harry S. Truman and the Crucial Election of 1948 by Harold I. Gullan

Presidential Primaries: Road to the White House by James W. Davis

Communication in the Presidential Primaries: Candidates and the Media, 1912-2000 by Kathleen E. Kendall

The Real Campaign by Jeff Greenfield

Running for President, 1976: The Carter Campaign by Martin Schram

The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election by Zachary Karabell

The Turning Point: The 1968 United States Presidential Campaign by Dennis Wainstock

An American Melodrama: The Presidential Campaign of 1968 by Lewis. Chester

Glorious Disaster: Barry Goldwater's Presidential Campaign and the Origins of the Conservative Movement by John William, II Middendorf

Robert E., Jr. Denton

The 2004 Presidential Campaign: A Communication Perspective

The 2000 Presidential Campaign: A Communication Perspective

The 1996 Presidential Campaign: A Communication Perspective

The 1992 Presidential Campaign: A Communication Perspective

Selecting the President: From Washington to Bush by Charles C. Euchner, John Anthony Maltese

Campaign '96: A Functional Analysis of Acclaiming, Attacking, and Defending by William L. Benoit, et al.

The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics by Richard Johnston, et al.

Packaging The Presidency : A History and Criticism of Presidential Campaign Advertising by Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Electing the President, 2004: The Insider's View

Electing the President, 2000: The Insider's View

All by Myself: The Unmaking of a Presidential Campaign by Christine M. Black , Thomas Oliphant

Watershed: The Campaign for the Presidency 1980 by John F. Stacks

Truman Defeats Dewey by Gary A. Donaldson

Liberalism's Last Hurrah: The Presidential Campaign of 1964 by Gary A. Donaldson

How Jimmy Won: The Victory Campaign from Plains to the White House by Kandy. Stroud

Capturing Campaign Dynamics, 2000 and 2004: The National Annenberg Election Survey with CD (Audio) by Daniel Romer, et al.

Spanking The Donkey : On The Campaign Trail With The Democrats by Matt Taibbi

The Hidden Election: Politics and Economics in the 1980 Presidential Campaign by Thomas Ferguson, Joel Rogers

The Electronic Election: Perspectives on the 1996 Campaign Communication by Kaid, et al

Election 92: The Inside Story of the Campaign by Nicholas Jones

Joel H. Silbey

The American Party Battle : Election Campaign Pamphlets, 1828-1876, Volume 1, 1828-1854

The American Party Battle : Election Campaign Pamphlets, 1828-1876, Volume 2, 1854-1876

On the Campaign Trail: The Long Road of Presidential Politics, 1860-2004 by Douglas Schoen

The Loneliest Campaign: The Truman Victory of 1948 by Irwin Ross

Before the Convention: A Theory of Presidential Nomination Campaigns by John H. Aldrich

Deadlines Past : Forty Years of Presidential Campaigning: A Reporter's Story by Walter Mears

The Institute of Politics Harvard University et al and/or John F. Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics:

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2004

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2000

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at '96

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 1992

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at '88 by David R. Runkel

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at '84 by Jonathan Moore

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at '76 by Cambridge

Campaign 72 : The Managers Speak by Ernest R. May, Janet Fraser

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Wanted to add one more book—this one has a lot of statistics and covers 'primaries 76, '80, and '84. It also uses a model to determine objective and subjective chance of winning which may be of particular interest to 80soft itself (if they don't have the book already):

Presidential Primaries and the Dynamics of Public Choice by Larry Bartels

ETA: Presidential Campaign Discourse by Kathleen E. Kendall, Editor (Especially valuable as it looks at the impact of various elements of the primary—also a superb set of references for each essay)

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The Mantle of Camelot: When Robert F. Kennedy Became President

by Mitchell J. Freedman (I also have his essay on how RFK could have won the nomination and the presidency in PDF form if anyone is interested)

Larry J. Sabato (usually editor, sometimes author):

Sixth Year Itch, The: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency

Toward the Millennium: The Elections of 1996

Overtime! The Election 2000 Thriller

Midterm Madness: The Elections of 2002

Divided States of America: The Slash and Burn Politics of the 2004 Presidential Election

Get in the Booth: 2006 Edition

Campaigns and Elections: A Reader in Modern American Politic

Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections by Larry J. Sabato, Howard R. Ernst

Political Parties and Elections in the United States: An Encyclopedia by L. Sandy Maisel (Editor)

1920: The Year of the Six Presidents by David Pietrusza

85 Days: The Last Campaign of Robert Kennedy by Jules Witcover

Red Over Blue: The 2004 Elections and American Politics by James W. Ceaser (Author), Andrew E. Busch

Reagan's Victory: The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right by Andrew E. Busch

Air Wars: Television Advertising in Election Campaigns, 1952-2004 by Darrell M. West

Political Polling: Strategic Information in Campaigns: Strategic Information in Campaigns by Jeffrey M. Stonecash

The Race to 270: The Electoral College and the Campaign Strategies of 2000 and 2004 by Daron R. Shaw

Mad As Hell: Revolt at the Ballot Box, 1992 by Jack W. Germond, Jules Witcover

Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars: The Trivial Pursuit of the Presidency, 1988 by Jack W. Germond, Jules Witcover

Wake Us When It's over: Presidential Politics of 1984 by Jack W. Germond, Jules Witcover

The Pursuit of the Presidency 1980 by Wash Post

The Pursuit of the Presidency: 92 and Beyond by Christine Black

Running for President: A Journal of the Carter Campaign by Martin Schram

Snapshots of the Presidential Campaign, 1988: The Bush Campaign by Michael L. Gillette

Dukakis Campaign: Snapshots of the Presidential Campaign by Michael L. Gillette

Campaign 76 by Martin Plissner

Campaign War Stories by Payton/Lee

Sage Publications:

Campaign 2004 Volumes 1-3

William L. Benoit:

The Primary Decision: A Functional Analysis of Debates in Presidential Primaries

Seeing Spots: A Functional Analysis of Presidential Television Advertisements, 1952-1996

Campaign 2000: A Functional Analysis of Presidential Campaign Discourse: A Functional Analysis of Presidential Campaign Discourse

Candidates in Conflict: Persuasive Attack and Defense in the 1992 Presidential Debates

Bush Versus Kerry: A Functional Analysis of Campaign 2004

Crowded Airwaves: Campaign Advertising in Elections by James A. Thurber

I've got more for Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia as well US congressional, senate, and governor races but that's pretty much it for Presidential politics.

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Is there within that vast bibliography an accurate schedule of the 1976 Dem and GOP Primary and Caucus dates , delegate allowance and results?

I have looked all over, there are a few websites with sketchy and conflicting timetables, but nothing on delegate entitlement and no comprehensive list of dates.

Started to work on the scenario, but I'm at a pretty crucial stumbling block.

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