12 essential presidential campaign books
As the 2012 presidential campaign moves into its final weeks, it's being lifted by bear hugs and thrown off course by surprising misstatements. The shifts of fortune can make for compelling drama, even in the rearview mirror. Here are a dozen of the most notable books – brilliant, clear-eyed, anonymous, and even drugged out – about the presidential campaigns of recent history.
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'American Nomad: Pop Visions, Restless Politics, and Apocalyptic Memories at the End of the Millennium'
Steve Erickson's "American Nomad: Pop Visions, Restless Politics, and Apocalyptic Memories at the End of the Millennium" combined coverage of the 1996 campaign for Rolling Stone, memoir and novelistic exploration of the nation's psyche.