Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Five notable books on presidential debate

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on presidential debate:
The Presidential Debates
by Alan Schroeder

Alan Schroeder's comprehensive chronicle of televised presidential debates draws on his own experience as a reporter and television producer. Live debates are often departures from carefully choreographed campaigns, and the author surveys every aspect of the process from pre-debate prep to post-debate damage control, from camera angles to set design. Along the way he draws readers' attention to changes in format (for example, allowing candidates to sit together at a table as opposed to stand at separate podiums) that have fundamentally altered how the contenders are viewed by the American electorate.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue