Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ten top books about significant US presidential elections

Jeff Somers is the author of the Avery Cates series, The Ustari Cycle, Lifers, and Chum (among many other books) and numerous short stories.

At the B&N Reads blog he tagged ten books about significant presidential elections, including:
Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932, by Donald A. Ritchie

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s election in 1932 had such a long-reaching and transformative impact on every aspect of American society, it’s almost impossible to overstate its importance. The first of four times the American people elected FDR to the Oval Office, the campaign of 1932 was fought when the country was at low tide, suffering the effects of the Great Depression and watching the rest of the world spin into war and chaos. It was a time when things could have gone very, very wrong, and the stakes associated with the election could not have been higher.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue