Books: America in Search of Itself: The Making of the President, 1956-1980 by Theodore White
Theodore White wrote a classic series on Presidential races in the 1960's and 1970's. This is a condensed, single volume of those books. For those interested in election season history, these are must-read books.
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In this last of his prize-winning series on American presidential politics, Theodore H. White tells of the dramas that lie behind that transformation. He reveals how television took over American politics and changed its nature and how it came to undermine all American life.