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Presidential Lottery by James A. Michener

Title Presidential Lottery
Author James A. Michener
Publisher Dial Press Trade Paperback
Release 2014-04-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 192
ISBN 0804151601
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this eye-opening nonfiction account, world-renowned author James A. Michener details the reckless gamble U.S. voters make every four years: trusting the electoral college. In 1968, Michener served as a presidential elector in Pennsylvania. What he witnessed that fall disturbed him so much that he felt compelled to expose the very real potential in this system for a grave injustice with history-altering consequences. Incorporating the wide-ranging insight and universal compassion of Michener’s bestselling novels, Presidential Lottery is essential reading for every American concerned about the ever-growing rift between the people and the political process. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Presidential Lottery “Clear, concise, and sensible . . . a thoughtful book on how Americans choose their President.”—The New York Times “An urgent appeal.”—Kirkus Reviews

Presidential Lottery by James Albert Michener

Title Presidential Lottery
Author James Albert Michener
Publisher
Release 1969
Category Presidents
Total Pages 240
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presidential Lottery by James Albert Michener

Title Presidential Lottery
Author James Albert Michener
Publisher Harvill Secker
Release 1969
Category Presidents
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780436279553
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Library Journal
Author
Publisher
Release 1969
Category Libraries
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Conservatives Betrayed by Richard A. Viguerie

Title Conservatives Betrayed
Author Richard A. Viguerie
Publisher Bonus Books, Inc.
Release 2006-01-01
Category Law
Total Pages 255
ISBN 1566252857
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A call to action by the Republican conservative who urged the GOP to implement a conservative agenda immediately after the November 2004 election argues that Republicans must adhere to conservative policies in order to meet such ends as the outlawing of abortion, tax reduction, and the protection of American interests overseas.

Foreign Relations of the United States by United States. Department of State

Title Foreign Relations of the United States
Author United States. Department of State
Publisher
Release 1938
Category United States
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Four year Term for Representatives by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments

Title Four year Term for Representatives
Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments
Publisher
Release 1967
Category Constitution Amendments
Total Pages 80
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Considers S.J. Res. 72 and similar S.J. Res. 128 and S.J. Res. 132 to propose a constitutional amendment to extend the House of Representatives term to 4 years. Also considers S.J. Res. 126 and H.J. Res. 394, to extend the term to 3 years.

Title Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College
Author Alexander Keyssar
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 2020-07-31
Category Political Science
Total Pages 512
ISBN 067497414X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With every presidential election, Americans puzzle over the peculiar mechanism of the Electoral College. The author of the Pulitzer finalist The Right to Vote explains the enduring problem of this controversial institution. Every four years, millions of Americans wonder why they choose their presidents through the Electoral College, an arcane institution that permits the loser of the popular vote to become president and narrows campaigns to swing states. Most Americans would prefer a national popular vote, and Congress has attempted on many occasions to alter or scuttle the Electoral College. Several of these efforts—one as recently as 1970—came very close to winning approval. Yet this controversial system remains. Alexander Keyssar explains its persistence. After tracing the Electoral College’s tangled origins at the Constitutional Convention, he explores the efforts from 1800 to 2019 to abolish or significantly reform it, showing why each has thus far failed. Reasons include the tendency of political parties to elevate partisan advantage above democratic values, the difficulty of passing constitutional amendments, and, especially, the impulse to preserve white supremacy in the South, which led to the region’s prolonged backing of the Electoral College. The most common explanation—that small states have blocked reform for fear of losing influence—has only occasionally been true. Keyssar examines why reform of the Electoral College has received so little attention from Congress for the last forty years, as well as alternatives to congressional action such as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and state efforts to eliminate winner-take-all. In analyzing the reasons for past failures while showing how close the nation has come to abolishing the institution, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? offers encouragement to those hoping to produce change in the twenty-first century.

Sam Houston the Great Designer by Llerena Friend

Title Sam Houston the Great Designer
Author Llerena Friend
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release 2010-06-28
Category History
Total Pages 408
ISBN 0292789114
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This biography of Sam Houston goes beyond the romantic frontier life of the "buckskin hero from Tennessee" to examine seriously his role as an American statesman.