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The Resource Show time : the American political circus and the race for the White House, Roger Simon

Show time : the American political circus and the race for the White House, Roger Simon

Label
Show time : the American political circus and the race for the White House
Title
Show time
Title remainder
the American political circus and the race for the White House
Statement of responsibility
Roger Simon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Show Time is about seduction - the seduction of a system, the seduction of a people, the seduction of a nation. It is also a riveting, rollicking, behind-the-curtain peek at the greatest show on earth: the modern American presidential campaign. "This is not a country that elects an entertainer in chief," Newt Gingrich said at the beginning of the last presidential campaign. He could not have been more wrong. The candidate who refuses to entertain is doomed to defeat, a lesson that is already influencing the 2000 campaign
  • In 1996, no detail was too small to escape the attention of the Clinton juggernaut, from the height of the stage the president stood on (four feet, so people could wave signs and not block the TV cameras) to the color of the pom-poms people waved (orange for Arizona, green for Oregon) to the length of the debates with Bob Dole (ninety minutes instead of sixty to keep Dole up past his usual 10 P.M. bedtime). But despite the carefully constructed facade, campaigns are still about power, money, and manipulation - and no one is better equipped to reveal their underbelly than Roger Simon, whose Road Show was called by Time magazine "the most fun you can have with a political book."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simon, Roger
Dewey number
324.973/0929
Index
index present
LC call number
E888
LC item number
.S56 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • USA
  • Verkiezingscampagnes
  • Presidentskandidaten
  • Präsidentenwahl
  • Wahlkampf
Label
Show time : the American political circus and the race for the White House, Roger Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The curtain rises -- Rope line -- Doleful -- The man who would be king -- Arm and the man -- Weird and inconsequential -- Rolling with the dice -- Clearing the stage -- Love affair -- The beasts on the bus -- Bullship artists -- Mr. Microphone -- The deadly dance -- In character -- Juggernaut -- The curtain falls
Control code
37465230
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780812929638
Lccn
97029268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)37465230
Label
Show time : the American political circus and the race for the White House, Roger Simon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The curtain rises -- Rope line -- Doleful -- The man who would be king -- Arm and the man -- Weird and inconsequential -- Rolling with the dice -- Clearing the stage -- Love affair -- The beasts on the bus -- Bullship artists -- Mr. Microphone -- The deadly dance -- In character -- Juggernaut -- The curtain falls
Control code
37465230
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780812929638
Lccn
97029268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)37465230

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