Anything for a Vote

Anything for a Vote : Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots and Other October Surprises

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Character assassination in presidential politics is as American as apple pie. "Anything for a Vote" is a whimsical look at 200+ years of dirty tricks and bad behavior in presidential elections - from John Adams to present day. In the tradition of our popular "Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents", this book is another rollicking ride through American history. It's also a valuable reminder that history does repeat itself, that lessons can be learned from the past (though usually aren't), and that even some iconic American figures are not above reproach when it comes to the dirtiest game of all - presidential politics.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 142.24 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Quirk Books
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 1594741565
  • 9781594741562
  • 948,049

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-Dirty tricks of the covert and the sleazy.---New York Times Magazine-While this grimy lens can be a hilarious way to look at the history of presidential politics, it's often a sobering one as well--colored by policies of discrimination and assaults on voting rights that are still relevant today.---Mother Jones -a compendium of 'dirty tricks, cheap shots and October surprises.'---Playboy -Anything For a Vote will strike a chord.---McClatchy-Tribune News Service -a hoot to read.---The Oregonianshow more

About Joseph Cummins

Joseph Cummins is the author of several nonfiction books and one novel. He lives in New Jersey.show more
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