Presidential Also-Rans and Running Mates, 1788 through 1996, 2d ed.


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About the Book

This now illustrated, greatly expanded, and fully updated edition of one of our most acclaimed reference works provides detailed biographical sketches for the 95 United States major party and significant third-party nominees who were never elected president or vice president.
New to this edition are four subsequent elections, biographies of 41 third-tier candidates who received at least 2 percent of the popular vote or 5 percent of the electoral vote, portraits or photographs of every single nominee, and revisions and updates of all biographies. The candidates’ lives and careers are fully revealed and an analysis is provided of how they might have fared if they had been elected.

About the Author(s)

A judge in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Leslie H. Southwick lives in Jackson, Mississippi.

Bibliographic Details

Compiled by Leslie H. Southwick
Format: softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 848
Bibliographic Info: 121 photos, appendices, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2008 [1998]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3891-4
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“excellent…a lively, accurate telling of the nation’s political history from a different perspective…. The profiles are analytical and substantive…highly recommended”—Booklist; “a wealth of information…richly detailed biographies…. Highly recommended for all libraries”—Library Journal; “valuable…insightful…. No comparable reference book covers losing presidential candidates to the depth of this work…. Recommended”—Choice; “continues to fill an important gap…recommended”—ARBA; “all the information you’d ever want to know about anyone whoever ran for President and Vice President and lost”—Columbia Road Review; “extensive…engaging…thought provoking…strong”—Reference Reviews; “a treasure-trove”—Rettig on Reference; “an uncommon political poll that ranks the major also-rans of American Presidential lore”—The New York Times Magazine.