Did you know that Italian master Foppa Vincenzo painted (circa 1464) “The Young Cicero Reading” as part of his commission to fresco the courtyard of the Banco Mediceo in Milan? How apropos the library poster for the new Everett Cafe book collection, How to Win an Election!, on display now through March 15th, the Ides of March — a date that notoriously marks the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC!
You’ll follow some interesting threads, from the ideas presented in Cicero’s own work, Commentariolum Petitionis, translated into English as How to Win an Election, to Kate Kenski’s book about the Obama campaign, including how money, media, and message shaped it. As we watch the electoral process and gear up for the 2016 primary, we invite you to ponder the historical culture of power, modern culture of politics, and efficacy of the American media.
For your reference, here are the books included in the display:
Abrajano, Marisa A. and R. Michael Alvarez. New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, c2010.
Cafe E184.S75 A65 2012
Aldrich, John H. and Kathleen M McGraw, eds. Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.
Cafe JK2007 .I57 2011
Cicero, Quintus Tullius. Commentariolum Petitionis / How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians. Princeton: Princeton University Press, c2012.
Cafe PA6371.C4 A24 2012
Cronin, Doreen. Duck for President. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2004.
Cafe PS3553.R5414 D83 2004
Crouse, Timothy. The Boys on the Bus. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, .
Cafe E859 .C952 2003
Djupe, Paul and Brian Calfano. God Talk: Experimenting With the Religious Causes of Public Opinion. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013.
Cafe BL65.P7 D58 2013
Ellis, Joseph J. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. New York: Vintage Books, 2002, 2000.
Cafe E302.5 .E45 2002
Goodman, Susan E. See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012, 2008.
Cafe JK528 .G66 2012.
Gutman, Dan. Election!: A Kid’s Guide to Picking Our President. New York: Open Road Integrated Media, 2012.
Cafe JK517 .G88 2012
Johnson, Dennis. W. No Place for Amateurs: How Political Consultants are Reshaping American Democracy. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, c2007. Cafe JK2281 .J625 2007
Kenski, Kate; Bruce W. Hardy and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Cafe JK524 .K36 2010
Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Prince. New York: Cosimo, Inc., 2008.
Cafe JC143 .M38 2008
Mann, Thomas E. It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism. New York: Basic Books, 2013, 2012.
Cafe JK275 .M27 2013
Macarthur, John R. The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America; Or, Why A Progressive Presidency Is Impossible. Brooklyn: Melville House Pub., c2012.
Cafe JK1726 .M32 2012
Mailer, Norman. Miami and the Siege of Chicago. New York: New York Review Books, c2008.
Cafe JK2353 1968 .M34 2008
Rothbard, Murray N. What Has Government Done to Our Money?: and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar. Auburn, Ala.: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2005.
Cafe HG501 .R67 2005
Silver, Nate. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t. New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
Cafe CB158 .S54 2015
Thompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012.
Cafe E859 .T52 2012
Vidal, Gore. Washington, D.C.: A Novel. New York: Vintage International, 2000.
Cafe PS3543.I26 W3 2000
Wallace, David Foster. McCain’s Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking About Hope. New York: Back Bay Books, 2008.
Cafe E840.8.M26 W35 2008
At the Everett News Cafe, you’ll find a new book collection every few weeks that relates to current affairs, education, or learning environments.
Also be sure to check February Databases: Politics and Education, a guide to research in the field!