Free eBook – Inside the Presidential Debates – October 2012
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Free eBook: The University of Chicago Press continues to offer one free e-book every month. While most of these are academically challenging, this month’s free selection is timely with teh Presdiential Elections almost upon us. The October free e-book selection is Inside the Presidential Debates: Their Improbable Past and Promising Future by Newton N. Minow and Craig L. LaMay. Newton Minow was the originator of the televised presidential debate and has been the foremost promoter of them for more than fifty years. He is uniquely qualified to tell the story of the debates: their creation, evolution, and the role they play in our elections. Get your free e-book edition of Inside the Presidential Debates during the month of October.
“There may be no one alive who cares more about America’s democracy than Newton Minow, who was there at the creation of the modern political debate. The riveting first-person stories he and Craig LaMay tell of debates in one election after another take us to the heart of American political life and argue for a continued central role for debates in our electoral process. Their book is must reading for anyone who wants to understand how to ensure that comes about.”—Judy Woodruff
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