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The Resource Too close to call : the thirty-six-day battle to decide the 2000 election, Jeffrey Toobin, (electronic resource)

Too close to call : the thirty-six-day battle to decide the 2000 election, Jeffrey Toobin, (electronic resource)

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Too close to call : the thirty-six-day battle to decide the 2000 election
Title
Too close to call
Title remainder
the thirty-six-day battle to decide the 2000 election
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Toobin
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Language
eng
Summary
From the best-selling author of A Vast Conspiracy and The Run of His Life comes Too Close to Call--the definitive story of the Bush-Gore presidential recount. A political and legal analyst of unparalleled journalistic skill, Jeffrey Toobin is the ideal writer to distill the events of the thirty-six anxiety-filled days that culminated in one of the most stunning Supreme Court decisions in history. Packed with news-making disclosures and written with the drive of a legal thriller, Too Close to Call takes us inside James Baker's private jet, through the locked gates to Al Gore's mansion, behind the covered-up windows of Katherine Harris's office, and even into the secret conference room of the United States Supreme Court. As the scene shifts from Washington to Austin and into the remote corners of the enduringly strange Sunshine State, Toobin's book will transform what you thought you knew about the most extraordinary political drama in American history. The Florida recount unfolded in a kaleidoscopic maze of bizarre concepts (chads, pregnant and otherwise), unfamiliar people in critically important positions (the Florida Supreme Court), and familiar people in surprising new places (the Miami relatives of Elián González, in a previously undisclosed role in this melodrama). With the rich characterization that is his trademark, Toobin portrays the prominent strategists who masterminded the campaigns--the Daleys and the Roves--and also the lesser-known but influential players who pulled the strings, as well as the judges and justices whose decisions determined the final outcome. Toobin gives both camps a treatment they have not yet received--remarkably evenhanded, nonpartisan, and entirely new. The post-election period posed a challenge to even the most zealous news junkie: how to keep up with what was happening and sort out the important from the trivial. Jeffrey Toobin has now done this--and then some. With clarity, insight, humor, and a deep understanding of the law, he deconstructs the events, the players, and the often Byzantine intricacies of our judicial system. A remarkable account of one of the most significant periods in our country's history, Too Close to Call is endlessly surprising, frequently poignant, and wholly addictive
Biography type
contains biographical information
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CSL
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Toobin, Jeffrey
Index
index present
LC call number
E889
LC item number
.T66 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Bush, George W.
  • Bush, George W.
  • Gore, Al
  • Gore, Al
  • Presidents
  • Contested elections
  • Contested elections
  • United States
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Too close to call : the thirty-six-day battle to decide the 2000 election, Jeffrey Toobin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-286) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
sky260109947
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588360632
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4387dd3f-e0c8-45d3-8fa9-dce1311cb8e2
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remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Too close to call : the thirty-six-day battle to decide the 2000 election, Jeffrey Toobin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-286) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
sky260109947
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588360632
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4387dd3f-e0c8-45d3-8fa9-dce1311cb8e2
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
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