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    DescriptionFresh out of grad school, Allen Raymond joined the GOP for one reason: rumor had it that there was big money to be made on the Republican side of the aisle. From the earliest days of the Republican Revolution through its culmination in the second Bush White House, Raymond played a key role in helping GOP candidates twist the truth beyond recognition during a decade of crucial and bitterly fought campaigns. His career took him from the nastiest of local elections in New Jersey backwaters through runs for Congress and the Senate and right up to a top management position in a bid for the presidency itself. It also took him to prison. Full of wit and candor, Raymond's account offers an astonishingly frank look at the black art of campaigning and the vagaries of the Republican establishment. Unlike many "architects" of the political scene, the author takes full responsibility for his actions -- even as he never misses a trick. A completely original tale of the disillusioning of a man who enters politics with no illusions, "How to Rig an Election" is a brilliant and hilarious expose of how the contemporary political game is really played.

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    How to Rig an Election
    Confessions of a Republican Operative
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allen Raymond, With Ian Spiegelman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781416552239
    ISBN 10: 1416552235

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 650
    LC classification: JF
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, POL008000
    Abridged Dewey: 324
    B&T Approval Code: A40120000, A42604500
    DC21: 364.13240974
    Thema V1.0: JP, DNBH
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    02 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Paints a picture of the corruption of modern politics that should leave no doubt about the creativity and cynicism of operatives like Mr. Raymond or the need for tough new election-reform legislation." -- Adam Cohen, "The New York Times"