Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System

Category: Book
Introduction By: Berry, Steve
By (author): Michener, James A.
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  HISTORY / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
Publisher: Random House
Published: March 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.30in x 5.50in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*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.
 
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
Review Quote*"Clear, concise, and sensible . . . a thoughtful book on how Americans choose their President."-The New York Times
 
"An urgent appeal."-Kirkus Reviews
Biographical NoteJames A. Michener was one of the world's most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.