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The Resource Vote first or die : the New Hampshire primary : America's discerning, magnificent, and absurd road to the White House, Scott Conroy

Vote first or die : the New Hampshire primary : America's discerning, magnificent, and absurd road to the White House, Scott Conroy

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Vote first or die : the New Hampshire primary : America's discerning, magnificent, and absurd road to the White House
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Vote first or die
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the New Hampshire primary : America's discerning, magnificent, and absurd road to the White House
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Scott Conroy
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New Hampshire primary
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America's discerning, magnificent, and absurd road to the White House
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eng
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  • "American politics is not just a combination of high ideals and low cunning. It is also the story of thousands of local influencers, fixers, activists, and run-of-the-mill voters who shape the destinies of candidates. It's about the flawed and ambitious people who become candidates and must first grind it out for one vote at a time, if they want to ascend to the nation's highest office. Nowhere is this more true, and more carefully preserved, than in the state of New Hampshire. Utterly atypical of the country as a whole, New Hampshire has nonetheless afforded itself the status of the beacon of American democracy. New Hampshire has, by law, been the first state to cast its votes in the presidential primaries since 1920. Between that year and 1992, no one became president without first winning the New Hampshire primary. Since then, every commander-in-chief has finished in the top two, and the state has retained its clout in the twenty-first century. A win in New Hampshire is said by statisticians to boost a candidate's chances nationwide by twenty-seven percent. For that reason, the state is also often the graveyard of political ambitions: the list of sitting presidents whose terms ended with primary challenges launched from New Hampshire's granite rocks includes Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson. New Hampshire has also ruined the White House ambitions of a long list of well-known, well-funded challengers who couldn't figure out how to win it the hard way. Scott Conroy followed the 2016 campaign up and down the state of New Hampshire and used that experience to uncover the peppery local officials, wiley operatives, wide-eyed activists, and complicated handlers who have determined the state's primary outcomes for generations. Through the eyes of these sometimes anonymous but always deeply influential characters, he reveals the workings of American presidential politics at a point in the campaign when the White House is still a distant dream, and the votes that matter most can be found in far-flung hamlets like Dixville Notch, Berlin and Wolfeboro"--
  • "American politics is not just a combination of high ideals and low cunning. It is also the story of thousands of local influencers, fixers, activists, and run-of-the-mill voters who shape the destinies of candidates. It's about the flawed and ambitious people who become candidates and must first grind it out for one vote at a time, if they want to ascend to the nation's highest office. Nowhere is this more true, and more carefully preserved, than in the state of New Hampshire. Utterly atypical of the country as a whole, New Hampshire has nonetheless afforded itself the status of the beacon of American democracy. New Hampshire has, by law, been the first state to cast its votes in the presidential primaries since 1920. Between that year and 1992, no one became president without first winning the New Hampshire primary. Since then, every commander-in-chief has finished in the top two, and the state has retained its clout in the twenty-first century. A win in New Hampshire is said by statisticians to boost a candidate's chances nationwide by twenty-seven percent. For that reason, the state is also often the graveyard of political ambitions: the list of sitting presidents whose terms ended with primary challenges launched from New Hampshire's granite rocks includes Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson. New Hampshire has also ruined the White House ambitions of a long list of well-known, well-funded challengers who couldn't figure out how to win it the hard way. Scott Conroy followed the 2016 campaign in New Hampshire and used that experience to uncover the local officials, operatives, activists, and handlers who have determined the state's primary outcomes"--
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Following the 2016 campaign up and down the state of New Hampshire, a colorful, behind-the-scenes journey through the past and present of the legendary, first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, reveals the workings of America presidential politics at the point in the campaign when the White House is still a distant dream
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10560734
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Conroy, Scott
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324.2742/0154
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Primaries
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Primaries
  • New Hampshire
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adult
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the New Hampshire primary: America's discerning, magnificent, and absurd road to the White House
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Vote first or die : the New Hampshire primary : America's discerning, magnificent, and absurd road to the White House, Scott Conroy
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn958798718
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25 cm
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First edition.
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vii, 294 pages
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9781610395816
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2016046367
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40027153720
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(OCoLC)958798718
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Vote first or die : the New Hampshire primary : America's discerning, magnificent, and absurd road to the White House, Scott Conroy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958798718
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781610395816
Lccn
2016046367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027153720
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(OCoLC)958798718

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