A collection of historic and memorable images -- many of them rare or unseen for decades -- capturing the excitementof nearly two centuries of presidential campaigns
An elated, victorious Truman brandishes a newspaper with the headline "Dewey Defeats Truman." Theodore Roosevelt galvanizes the crowd with a fiery stump speech. Richard Nixon, visibly ruffled, wipes away sweat during his debate with a poised John F. Kennedy. Against the backdrop of a towering American flag, Ronald Reagan captivates crowds with his promise of a stronger, prouder America. Bill Clinton weaves a spell with his saxophone and sunglasses. Throughout American history, few events have commanded the undivided attention of the American public the way presidential campaigns have. These national spectacles speak to our hopes, our values, our sense of patriotism, even our sense of humor. Now these enduring moments of inspiration, the humiliating gaffes, and the heartbreaking losses of these campaigns are captured in a historic collection of photographs from America's greatest photojournalists.
From the divisive election of Abraham Lincoln right down to the opening salvos of the 2004 campaign, America's presidents -- and pretenders to the office -- come to life in these pages, including Teddy Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, FDR, Ike, George McGovern, JFK, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. These men embody not only the drama of their times, but also the great arc of American history. They are captured here in pivotal and telling campaign moments: on the stage and behind the scenes, on whistle-stop tours, at high-voltage conventions, and in head-to-head debates.
Accompanied by political adviser Douglas E. Schoen's trenchant essays, which frame the highlights and historical context of each campaign, the striking photographs in On the Campaign Trail offer a unique view of the moments that have united and divided us during the race for the presidency. A fascinating journey in words and images, this landmark collection brings home the drama, fanfare, and power of America's great national contest.
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Douglas E. Schoen has been a Democratic campaign consultant for more than thirty years with his firm Penn, Schoen, and Berland Associates. He lives in New York City.From Publishers Weekly:
This lavish album collects campaign posters, memorabilia and hundreds of candid photos spanning the period from Harrison’s 1840 campaign to W’s flight-suited strut on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln. Schoen, a political consultant and author of a Daniel Moynihan biography, includes breezy overviews of individual campaigns and the historical development of campaigning traditions and techniques, but the book is dominated by the pictures. A few photo essays cover perennial campaign themes like whistle-stop train tours and baby-kissing, but the bulk are arranged chronologically by election contest, forming a blizzard of visual impressions of the hoopla, doldrums and media-obsessed choreography of electioneering. The volume includes many of the most famous images of the past century: the Dewey-beats-Truman headline; a fatally wounded Bobby Kennedy; hippies vs. cops at the 1968 Democratic convention; Nancy Reagan worshipping a Jumbotron-sized Ronald; Gary Hart and Donna Rice cuddling beside the S.S. Monkey Business; Michael Dukakis in a tank; Bill Clinton tootling his saxophone on the Arsenio Hall show; the Howard Dean scream. The result is an evocative, if not terribly enlightening, trip down memory lane for political buffs and general readers alike.
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