Doorstep democracy : face-to-face politics in the heartland (Book, 2008) [College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University]
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Doorstep democracy : face-to-face politics in the heartland

Author: James H Read
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a hard-fought but unsuccessful (by 98 votes) campaign for state legislature in the socially conservative communities of Stearns and Morrison counties in Minnesota, James H. Read door-knocked 7500 households and campaigned the old-fashioned way.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H Read
ISBN: 9780816656790 0816656797 9780816656806 0816656800
OCLC Number: 228427259
Description: xxi, 199 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : political campaigns as conversation --
How I got into this --
Doorstep conversations --
Media messages --
Dollars and private promises --
Abortive dialogue --
Countdown, recount, and retrospect --
Conclusion : door-knocking democracy.
Responsibility: James H. Read.
Local System Bib Number:
006662176

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In a hard-fought but unsuccessful (by 98 votes) campaign for state legislature in the socially conservative communities of Stearns and Morrison counties in Minnesota, James H. Read door-knocked 7500 households and campaigned the old-fashioned way.
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"This is a wonderful, wise account of what a grass roots election is all about. Young idealist people need to read this thoughtful book. I wish he would have won, but I am so glad he ran and wrote Read more...

 
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