Zelizer, Julian E

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Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party

Zelizer’s accessible study of political behavior and leadership directly relates to today’s tumultuous political scene. Anyone interested in American politics will devour this book.

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

This highly readable, compelling book should be required reading for all Americans of voting age.

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

The author will engage academic readers with the nuance of his argument. While general readers will not find the grandeur of Robert Caro here, they will appreciate the clarity of Zelizer's writing and the brevity of his account. All readers will take note of his apt references to current Congressional dynamics and will discover in this book a fine complement to Caro's work. [See Prepub Alert, 7/21/14.]

The Presidency of George W. Bush

It may be too soon for many readers to consider a historical analysis of the George W. Bush presidency. But Zelizer's work provides a valuable benchmark for historians to build upon.

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