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On Display at Clarkston: November 2016

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Donald J. Trump for President
Make America Great Again
Donald J. Trump for President

Together, we are making history. Together, we are bringing back the American Dream. The time is now. Together, we WILL Make America Great Again!

Hillary for America
Hillary for America
Hillary for America
The Clinton Presidential campaign’s official site. Learn Clinton and Kaine’s stand on issues. Find volunteer opportunities, and view the somewhat partisan fact checking and campaign advertisements.
Eileen H. Kramer

Kemp, Brian
Georgia Secretary of State – Election Division
Georgia Secretary of State

The Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office organizes and oversees all election activity, including voter registration, municipal, state, county, and federal elections. They are responsible for certification of election results as well as certifying the qualification of candidates and preparation of ballots and election forms and materials.

League of Women Voters and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
Georgia Voter Guide
League of Women Voters and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

The 2016 Online Voter Guide is a non-partisan resource for voters in Georgia. The Georgia Voter Guide is a product of the League of Women Voters of Georgia and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The League and the AJC do not endorse candidates and thoroughly believe that voters should judge candidates based on their own merits, ideas and platforms. We work very hard to provide an intelligent, equitable forum where that can occur.

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Vote Nov. 8

That is the date. If you are registered, you know what is at stake. This display features web sites that cover elections in general, Presidenial elections in particular, and the two candidates, who are prolific authors in their own right.

Elections in General

Armacost, Michael H. Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.
Ebrary E183 .A68 2015
Drawing on twenty-four years of experience in government, Michael H. Armacost sheds light on how the presidential nomination battle impels candidates to accommodate the foreign policy DNA of the party faithful and may force an incumbent to undertake wholesale policy adjustments to fend off an intra-party nomination challenge.

Bassetti, Victoria. Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters.
New York: The New Press, 2012.
JK1976 .B33 2012
Imagine a country where the right to vote is not guaranteed by the Constitution, where the candidate with the most votes loses, and where paperwork requirements and bureaucratic bungling disenfranchise millions. You're living in it.

The Big Sort Bishop, Bill and Robert G. Cushing. The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
E184.A1 B5527 2008
Our country has become so polarized, so ideologically inbred, that people don't know and can't understand those who live just a few miles away. The reason for this situation, and the dire implications for our country, is the subject of this groundbreaking work.

Bose, Meenekshi. From Votes to Victory: Winning and Governing the White House in the Twenty-first Century.
College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2010.
Ebrary JK528 .F76 2010
This volume examines the challenges of winning the White House and becoming president in the twenty-first century. Beginning with the resources candidates must secure to gain their party's nomination, continuing through the general election campaign, and concluding with some of the challenges that the victor will face upon taking office...

Brennan, Jason. The Ethics of Voting.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.
JF1001 .B742 2011
Brennan explains why voting is not necessarily the best way for citizens to exercise their civic duty, and why some citizens need to stay away from the polls to protect the democratic process from their uninformed, irrational, or immoral votes.

Anything for a Vote Cummins, Joseph. Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in US Presidential Campaigns.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2007.
JK524.C8 A59 2007
A History of Mud-Slinging, Character Assassination, And Other Election Strategies (sic)

Engdahl, Sylvia. Amendment XXVI: Lowering the Voting Age.
Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010.
KF4891 .A467 2010
A well-rounded social studies education is grounded in an understanding of how the Constitution-the blueprint for a democratic society-works. Each volume begins with the amendment text (accompanied by a student-friendly translation). Chapters put the amendment in historical context, examine how it has been tested in the courts and presents current controversies and debates.

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Fortier, John C. and Walter Berns. After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College.
Washington: AEI Press, 2004.
JK529 .A68 2004
The extraordinary presidential election contest in 2000 raised new issues about the electoral process. In the third edition of After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College, leading constitutional, political, and legal scholars use examples from that controversial election and other disputed elections to explain how the electoral college works.

Gelman, Andrew. Red State. Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.
JK1976 .R43 2008
On the night of the 2000 presidential election, Americans watched on television as polling results divided the nation's map into red and blue states. Since then the color divide has become symbolic of a culture war that thrives on stereotypes--pickup-driving red-state Republicans who vote based on God, guns, and gays; and elitist blue-state Democrats woefully out of touch with heartland values. With wit and prodigious number crunching, Andrew Gelman debunks these and other political myths.

Griffith, Benjamin E. America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights.
Chicago: American Bar Association, 2008.
Decatur KF4886 .A86 2008
This book is a snapshot of America's voting and electoral practices, problems, and most current issues. The book addresses a variety of fundamental areas concerning election law from a federal perspective such as the Help America Vote Act, lessons learned from the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, voter identification, and demographic and statistical experts in election litigation, and more.

Red State Blue State

Hillstrom, Laurie C. The Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2009.
JK1924 .H55 2009
Explains the events that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Details both the racial discrimination and violence that pervaded the South and the civil rights protests that changed American voting rights.

Jackson, John S. The Transformation of the American Political Party System: Continuity and Change Over Ten Presidential Elections.
Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2015.
Ebrary JK2261 .J34 2015
Unique to this book is a detailed breakdown of the evolution of political parties from 1832 to the current era. Jackson explains how the reform era came to be, as well as how it produced the polarized party era we have today. In doing so, he guides the reader to an appreciation of where U.S. party politics originated and the aspirations of those who helped create the current system.

Kasniunas, Nina and Daniel M. Shea Campaign Rules: A 50-State Guide to Campaigns and Elections in America.
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.
KF4886 .K37 2010
Campaign Rules provides political activists, researchers, and all citizens an easy-to-use reference tool to help sort out the dizzying breadth of state-based electoral rules.

Kaufmann, Karen M., John R. Petrocik, and Daron R. Shaw. Unconventional Wisdom: Facts and Myths about American Voters.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
JK1967 .K38 2008
Unconventional Wisdom offers a novel yet highly accessible synthesis of what we know about American voters and elections. It not only provides an integrated overview of the central themes in American politics--parties, polarization, turnout, partisan bias, campaign effects, swing voters, the gender gap, and the youth vote--it upends many of our fundamental preconceptions.

Transformation of the American Party System

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Swing Vote Killian, Linda. The Swing vote: The Untapped Power of Independents.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2012.
JK1967 .K56 2012
Killian paints a vivid portrait of the swing voters around the country and presents a new model that reveals who they are and what they want from their government and elected officials.

Leighley, Jan E. and Jonathan Nagler. Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.
Ebrary JK1967 .L45 2013
Who Votes Now? compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and nonvoters in American presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by candidates influence voter turnout.

Marchand, Suzy N. Ed. Voting in America and Election Administration: Best Practices and Recommendations.
New York: Nova Publishers, 2014.
Ebrary JK1967 .V68 2014
This book discusses the American voting experience, recommendations of the Presidential Commission on election administration, and provides an overview of the Help America Vote Act.

The Electoral College Miller, Robert T. The Electoral College: An Analsyis.
Happauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2011.
Ebrary JK529 .E438 2011
his book examines the history of the electoral college, contemporary analysis and possible reform proposals.

Streb, Matthew J. Rethinking American Electoral Democracy.
New York: Routeldge, 2008.
JK1976 .S77 2008
This critical examination of the rules and institutional arrangements that shape the American electoral process analyzes the major debates that embroil scholars and reformers on subjects ranging from the number of elections we hold and the use of nonpartisan elections, to the presidential nominating process and campaign finance laws. Ultimately, Streb argues for a less burdensome democracy, a democracy in which citizens can participate more easily in transparent, competitive elections.

Thompson, Dennis F. Just Elections: Creating a Fair Electoral Process in the United States.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
JK1976 .T47 2002
Accessible and wide ranging, Just Elections masterfully weaves together the philosophical, legal, and political aspects of the electoral process. Anyone who wants to understand the deeper issues at stake in American elections and the consequences that follow them will need to read it.

The Revolution will Not Be Televised Trippi, Joe. The Revolution will not be Televised: Democracy and the Internet and the Overthrow of Everything.
New York: Regan Books, 2004.
Atlanta JK1764 .T75 2004
As Trippi argues persuasively, the Internet is distributing power to the people right now. And the companies that understand the coming revolution will be the first movers in this new era, while those that wait will be left behind. From his behind–the–scenes look at Dean's shocking rise and fall to his "seven inviolable, irrefutable, ingenious things your business or institution or candidate can do in the age of the Internet that might keep you from getting your ass kicked, but then again might not," Joe Trippi offers an inspiring glimpse of the world we are becoming. And he shows how power, in the hands of all of us, changes everything.

Is Voting for Young People Wattenberg, Martin P. Is Voting for Young People? With a New Elections Chapter for 2016.
New York: Routledge, 2016.
Ebrary HQ799.2.P6 W38 2016
For years, political scientists have told their students that it doesn't make a difference whether they vote because one vote won't make a difference. This book is antidote to that argument.

Zacharias, Jared. Amendment XII: Presidential Election Process.
Detroit: Greenwood Press, 2009.
KF4910 .A96 2009
Reflecting provisions in both the national and state curriculum standards, these volumes provide primary and secondary sources that examine the roots of constitutional democracy as well as how the interpretation of the Constitution has evolved throughout American history. The series also explores the meaning of citizenship as well as its rights and responsibilities.

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In Their Own Words -- Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton Hillary R. Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
E886.2 .D48 1998
Letters written by children to the Clintons' White House pets ... Socks, a black-and-white cat; and Buddy, a Labrador retriever.

Clinton, Hillary R. Hard Choices.
Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Atlanta E887.C55 A3 2014
Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.

Clinton, Hillary R. An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
F204.W5 C58 2000
The First Lady celebrates the history, culture, and food of the White House, in an illustrated volume that captures the significance of this great house in American life.

Clinton, Hillary R. It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
HQ792.U5 C57 1996
Ten years ago one of America's most important public figures, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, chronicled her quest both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become able, caring resilient adults.

Stronger Together

Clinton, Hillary R. Living History.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.
E887.C55 A3 2003
[Ms. Clinton writes] about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady.

Clinton, Hillary R. and Timothy M. Kaine. Stronger Together: A Blueprint for America's Future.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Atlanta E901.1.C54 A5 2016
For more than a year, Hillary Clinton has laid out an ambitious agenda to improve the lives of the American people and make our country stronger and safer. Stronger Together presents that agenda in full, relating stories from the American people and outlining the Clinton/Kaine campaign's plans on everything from apprenticeships to the Zika virus, including: building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top; making the biggest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II, including infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy, and small business; making debt-free college a reality and tackling the student debt crisis; defeating ISIS, strengthening our alliances, and keeping our military strong; breaking down the barriers that hold Americans back by reforming our broken immigration system, ending mass incarceration, protecting voting rights, and fixing our campaign finance system; putting families first, through universal, affordable health care, paid family and medical leave, and affordable child care.

Clinton, Hillary R. and Claire G. Osborne. The Unique Voice of Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Portrait in her Own Words.
New York: Avon Books, 1997.
E887.C55 O83 1997
An autobiographical portrait of the first lady answers questions on a range of topics, from her husband's infidelities to her own involvement in Whitewater, and voices her beliefs regarding women's rights, childcare, and health-care reform.

Holyfield Lori and Hillary R. Clinton. Moving Up and Out: Poverty, Educatioin, and the Single Parent Family.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002.
Ebrary HV1446 .A8
Moving Up and Out focuses on just such a program, the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, which has since 1984 provided scholarships for single parents interested in obtaining their post-secondary education. In this story of a highly successful nonprofit, Lori Holyfield (herself a recipient of a scholarship) draws upon the voices of single parents to consider the barriers and struggles faced as they attempt to obtain secondary education and change the lives of both themselves and their children.

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In Their Own Words -- Donald J. Trump

Trump, Donald J. Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again.
New York: Threshold Editions, 2015.
Law (Atlanta) JK275 .T78 2015
Donald Trump outlines how a crippled America could be restored to greatness. The book explores Trump's view on key issues including the economy, big CEO salaries and taxes, healthcare, education, national security, and social issues. Of particular interest is his vision for complete immigration reform, beginning with securing the borders and putting American workers first.

Trump, Donald J. Time to Get Tough.
Washington, DC: Regnery Pub., 2011.
Ebrary HC106.84
In his new blockbuster book, Time to Get Tough, Trump has the answers America has been looking for, an agenda for making America number one again...

Trump, Donald J. and Kate Bohner. Trump: The Art of the Comeback.
New York: Times Books, 1997.
Atlanta HC102.5.T78 A3 1997
Trump reveals how he renegotiated millions of dollars in bank loans and survived the recession, paving the way for a resurgence, during which he built the most successful casino operation in Atlantic City, broke ground on one of the biggest and most lucrative development projects ever undertaken in New York City, and outsmarted one of South America's richest men for rights to the Miss Universe pageant.

Trump, Donald and Robert T. Kiyosaki. Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs get Rich -- And Why Most Don't.
Scottadale, AZ: Plata Pub., 2011.
Dunwoody HD62.5 .T768 2011
Two entrepreneurial icons share experiences and insights into creating and building successful businesses.

Crippled America

Trump, Donald J. and Charles Leerhsen. Trump: Surviving at the Top.
New York: Random House, 1990.
HC102.5.T78 A3 1990
Now Trump is back, in a book with a distinctly personal edge, taking the reader behind the scenes on the business deals that have kept his name continually in the headlines. Here too for the first time is Trump's account of the decline and fall of his celebrated marriage to Ivana.

Trump, Donald J. and Meridith McIver. Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life.
New York: Vanguard Press, 2009.
Ebrary HF5386
Over the years, Donald Trump has written many bestselling books, and he has also written short pieces that summarize his singularly successful tenets on how to live the good life, both personally and professionally. These have been personally selected by Donald Trump for this book, giving his special perspective in what amounts to an ''informal education'' on how to succeed in business and life.

Trump, Donald J. and Meridith McIver. Trump: How to Get Rich.
New York: Ballentine Books, 2004.
HF5386 .T8148 2004b
Real estate titan, bestselling author, and TV impresario Donald J. Trump reveals the secrets of his success in this candid and unprecedented book of business wisdom and advice.

Trump, Donald J. and Tony Schwartz. Trump: The Art of the Deal.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1987.
HC102.5.T78 A3 2005
An overview of a week in the entrepreneur's life and opinions on everything from football to New York mayors accompany stories of Trump's best real estate deals and a discussion of the deal maker's art.

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