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36 days : the complete chronicle of the 2000 presidential election crisis
Brinkley, Douglas.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Times Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
xix, 380 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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New York times.
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JK526 2000 .T43 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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From the most trusted newspaper in the country, here is the complete story of the Election 2000 standoff that stopped American politics.

Beginning on Election Day and ending with the Supreme Court decision that gave victory to George W. Bush, this important volume provides a day-by-day record of events as they unfolded. Drawing on the talents of many of the the top political reporters at The New York Times , 36 Days aims to make sense of a complex and convoluted chapter in our recent history.

Along with lead stories from each consecutive day, the book includes informative and enlightening background pieces, analytical essays, investigative reports, personality profiles, and opinion pieces, thus offering students and all other observations of this election a well-rounded, fair-minded, thoughtful account. These pieces are linked by original text that highlights key developments and shifting strategies. Also included are selected excerpts from all the relevant legal opinions, statistical graphics, quotations, and sidebar stories. An introduction by acclaimed presidential scholar Brinkley adds historical perspective to this authoritative and comprehensive chronicle.

Author Notes

Douglas Brinkley was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 14, 1960. He received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1989. He was a professor at Tulane University, Princeton University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Hofstra University, and the University of New Orleans. In 2007, he became a professor at Rice University and the James Baker Institute for Public Policy. He is a commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair.

His first book, Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity, was published in 1992. His other works include Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House, Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, Cronkite, and Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America. He also wrote three books with historian Stephen E. Ambrose: The Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938, Witness to History, and The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today. He has won several awards including the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Naval History Prize for Driven Patriot and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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