Contenders by Joe Richman audiobook

Contenders: America’s Most Original Presidential Candidates

By Joe Richman
Read by Joe Richman

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665150644

  • ISBN: 9781665150620

  • ISBN: 9781665150637

Runtime: 0.96 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The arduous, often unpredictable journey to the U.S. presidency has attracted some of the most unique characters in history.  With “unusual” presidential candidates grabbing headlines for the foreseeable future, Contenders shines a welcome spotlight on individuals that felt inspired to offer their uncommon perspectives and special talents to lead the nation. From heartbreaking near-misses (Stevenson, Bryan) and historic firsts (Woodhull, Chisolm, Smith), to campaigns that never stood a chance (Allen), Contenders provides fascinating insights into the American political process, along with unforgettable tales of the individuals we've met along the way. Featuring:
  • Victoria Woodhull: The First Woman to Run for President
  • Williams Jennings Bryan: The Speech That Changed Politics
  • Adlai Stevenson: A Candidate in the Age of Television
  • Margaret Chase Smith: Cold War in Pearls
  • Shirley Chisolm: The Politics of Principle
  • Gracie Allen: The Joke that Became a Campaign
  • The “Veep”: Alben Barkley's “Buck” Stopped with Harry Truman
  • And more!

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Author

Author Bio: Joe Richman

Author Bio: Joe Richman

Joe Richman is an award-winning producer and reporter. He is also the founder and executive producer of Radio Diaries, and he teaches radio documentary at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 0.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English