"In "Resilient America," Michael Nelson, one of our nation's preeminent experts on the Presidency, takes a fascinating look at the pivotal 1968 election, one that in many ways created some of the contours that we see in our political scene today. Held during one of the most turbulent periods in American history, Nelson argues that whether one agrees with the outcome or not, the election served its purpose, creating some degree of resolution and stability at a time when it was so badly needed." -Charles E. Cook, Jr., columnist for the "National Journal" and editor & publisher of "The Cook Political Report"
About the Author
, the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College, is a Fellow of Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History and a Senior Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. He is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2011
, with Sidney M. Milkis and How the South Joined the Gambling Nation: The Politics of State Policy Innovation
, with John L. Mason, winner of the 2009 V. O. Key Award for Outstanding Book on Southern Politics from the Southern Political Science Association.