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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

The Campaign

The Campaign Manager: Running and Winning Local Elections (Third Edition)
by Catherine Shaw

Winning Elections: Political Campaign Management, Strategy, and Tactics
by Ronald A. Faucheux

Presidential Campaigns: From George Washington to George W. Bush
by Paul F. Boller Jr.

Campaign Craft: The Strategies, Tactics, and Art of Political Campaign Management, Revised and Expanded Edition
by Daniel M. Shea and Michael John Burton

The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
by Thurston Clarke

08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail
by Michael Crowley and Dan Goldman

Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success
by Chris Matthews

Barack, Inc.: Winning Business Lessons of the Obama Campaign
by Barry Libert and Rick Faulk

Political Campaigns and Political Advertising: A Media Literacy Guide
by Frank W. Baker

The Political Campaign Desk Reference: A Guide for Campaign Managers and Candidates Running for Elected Office
by Michael McNamara

Campaigns and Elections American Style (Transforming American Politics)
by James A Thurber and Candice J. Nelson

Woodrow for President: A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes

See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House
by Susan E. Goodman and Elwood H. Smith

Running for Office: A Look at Political Campaigns (How Government Works)
by Sandra Donovan

Candidates, Campaigns & Elections (3rd Edition)
by Linda Scher

The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election
by Zachary Karabell

Obama Paper Dolls: Collectible Campaign Edition
by Tom Tierney

Campaign Politics: What's Fair? What's Foul? (Frontline)
by Kathiann M. Kowalski

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While presidential campaigns traditionally begin after Labor Day, they actual kick off at the nominating conventions held over the summer. Once the conventions have ended, the candidates launch campaigns; some begin even before the conventions.

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Projects You Can Do

Where to get collectables:
  • Most collectible memorabilia can be purchased.
  • Find some items on the Internet. Try eBay.
  • Check political party headquarters.
  • Watch at garage sales.

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