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General Narratives

Books by journalists who covered the campaign, those who worked for one of the campaigns, and other close observers provide inside scoops and pointed observations.

Dana Milbank.  January 8, 2001.  SMASHMOUTH: Two Years in the Gutter with Al Gore and George W. Bush.  New York: Basic Books.
"Dana Milbank, White House correspondent for the Washington Post, chronicles the bruising highlights of the 2000 campaign and reveals, for the first time, the fascinating reality behind the ubiquitous spin...  With an eye towards the hilarious lengths to which politicians will go to attract voters, Milbank writes about the day-to-day incidents and events at campaign stops and conventions, speeches and debates, primaries, press conferences, and 'media availabilities' that didn't make it into the daily press reports."

Joel Achenbach.  April 9, 2001.  IT LOOKS LIKE A PRESIDENT ONLY SMALLER: Trailing Campaign 2000.  New York: Simon & Schuster.
"IT LOOKS LIKE A PRESIDENT ONLY SMALLER is the hilarious, eviscerating diary of one of the most amazing contests in American political history--from the presidential primaries in New Hampshire, to the fat-cat convention parties in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, to the bizarre vote-counting debacle in Florida.  The diarist is a veteran Washington Post reporter, satirist, and explainer of the inexplicable."

William O'Rourke.  May 11, 2001.  CAMPAIGN AMERICA 2000: The View from the Couch.  Chicago: PreviewPort Editions.
"A follow-up to O'Rourke's delightfully insightful book, Campaign America '96, Campaign America 2000: The View from the Couch collects and expands William O'Rourke's commentary from the Chicago Sun-Times on the longest presidential campaign in U.S. history, from the polling in Iowa, to speculation that Hillary Rodham Clinton might run for a senate seat to the cliffhanger election results that stopped a nation and divided a country." 

Roger Simon.  May 22, 2001.  DIVIDED WE STAND: How Al Gore Beat George Bush and Lost the Presidency.  New York: Crown Publishing.
"Before the first candidate had even announced his (or her) intentions, Crown Publishers enlisted U.S. News & World Report's chief political correspondent, Roger Simon, to write an insider's account of the 2000 race for the presidency...  DIVIDED WE STAND is an in-depth, thoughtfully organized, well-written, behind-the-scenes look at America's most bizarre and most explosive presidential campaign -- not just the final thirty-six days, but the two-year, three-way battle between George W. Bush, Al Gore, and yes, Bill Clinton, to see who would dominate American politics."

Stuart Stevens.  August 14, 2001.  THE BIG ENCHILADA: Campaign Adventures With The Cockeyed Optimists From Texas Who Won The Biggest Prize In Politics.  New York: Free Press.
"THE BIG ENCHILADA is a comic anthem to the wild and improbable crusade that propelled George W. Bush into the White House and to the close-knit group of Texans who made it happen, written by 'the Bush campaign's Renaissance man' (Time magazine)."  "An irreverent inside look at the Bush campaign," published by an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Ralph Nader.  January 2002.  CRASHING THE PARTY: How to Tell the Truth and Still Run for President.  New York: St. Martin's Press.
"Crashing the Party takes us inside Nader's campaign and explains: what it takes to fight the two-party juggernaut, and why he ran against it; how old liberal friends (many from Hollywood) turned on Nader and blamed him for Al Gore's loss; why Gore and Bush were afraid to let Nader in on their debates; how the campaign celebrated when Mastercard threatened to sue them for copying their 'priceless' ads; why more and more progressive Democrats are moving towards the Green Party."

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Frank Bruni.  March 5, 2002.  AMBLING INTO HISTORY: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush.  New York; HarperCollins.
"In Ambling Into History, Frank Bruni, who covered Bush's presidential campaign and first eight months in the White House for the New York Times, mines the countless hours during which he observed and interacted with Bush...  He looks to small moments for big truths, going behind the scenes and offering fresh insights into Bush's oft-chronicled weaknesses, sometimes overlooked strengths, and his journey-alternately earnest and reluctant-from an innate levity to a newfound gravity."

John McCain with Mark Salter.  September 2002.  WORTH THE FIGHTING FOR.  New York: Random House.  (Chapter 12)

Paul Alexander.  October 2002.  MAN OF THE PEOPLE: The Life of John McCain.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Orrin Hatch.  2002.  SQUARE PEG: Confessions of a Citizen Soldier.  New York: Basic Books.  (Chapter 10 "What They Never Tell You About Running for President.")

Alexandra Pelosi, co-produced and edited by Aaron Lubarsky.  March 2002.  JOURNEYS WITH GEORGE: A home movie by Alexandra Pelosi. >>
"Journeys with George is a network television producer's video diary of her year and a half-long roadtrip on the campaign trail with George W. Bush as he struggles to evolve from a cowboy into a statesman. This is W. unplugged, the baloney and cheetos-eating matchmaker you didn't see on tv. From the nasty battles of the primaries to the chaos of the recount, Journeys With George is an all-access pass to the closest and most controversial Presidential election in history.Shot with a digital camera in almost every state of America, this home movie does more than just document the drama behind the scenes of a political campaign. It exposes the unholy alliance between the reporters and the candidate and deconstructs how we elect our Presidents."
1hr 25 min. film premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX on March 8, 2002.

LAST PARTY 2000 [also called LAST PARTY 2001] directed by Donovan Leitch, Jr and featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman.  2001.  Offline Entertainment Group.
1hr 27min.

Joseph I. Lieberman and Hadassah Lieberman with Sarah Crichton.  January 2003.  GOING TO THE PEOPLE.  New York: Simon & Schuster.
"This groundbreaking memoir is a personal recollection by Senator Joseph Lieberman and his wife Hadassah of their 2000 vice-presidential campaign....  Both authors recount the excruciating vetting process, the exhilaration of the Democratic convention...the tension of the debates and, finally, the drama of election day, and of the weeks that followed."

The Florida Debacle

From botched calls on Election Night to the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision in Bush v. Gore, the 36-day post-election saga has inspired more than a dozen books.

E.J. Dionne, Jr. and William Kristol, eds.  February 19, 2001.  BUSH v. GORE: The Court Cases and The Commentary.  Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
"The second section of the book gathers the most significant opinion pieces from journalists and scholars on both sides of the political fence. Selected and organized by political analysts E.J. Dionne and William Kristol, these articles illuminate the perspectives of both sides about the various twists and turns in the post-election campaign, and the landmark judicial intervention."

Correspondents of the New York Times.  February 23, 2001.  36 DAYS: The Complete Chronicle of the 2000 Presidential Election Crisis.  New York: Henry Holt & Company, Inc..
"...the first book to tell the complete story of the presidential election correspondents of The New York Times and with an introduction by acclaimed presidential historian Douglas Brinkley.  Beginning on Election Day and ending with the Supreme Court decision that finally gave victory to George W. Bush, 36 DAYS provides a day-by-day account of the events as they unfolded."

The Political Staff of the Washington Post.  March 6, 2001.  DEADLOCK: The Inside Story of America's Closest Election.  New York: PublicAffairs.
"DEADLOCK is the first comprehensive account of what really happened in the 'post-election' of 2000, written and reported by the award-winning political staff of The Washington Post, America's premier newspaper for politics and elections. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with the key participants and offering details never before reported by any news organization, the Post staff has produced not just an original work of history-in-the-making, but a page-turner to rival the best political thrillers." 

Jake Tapper.  April 2, 2001.  DOWN AND DIRTY: The Plot to Steal the Presidency.  New York: Little, Brown and Company.
"...acclaimed journalist Jake Tapper [] takes us deep inside the post-Election Day vote-trolling and the battle for the presidency of the United States in a book that reveals, once and for all, what actually happened, who got away with what, and how both sides—Democrats and Republicans—plotted to steal the presidency."

Bill Sammon.  May 10, 2001.  AT ANY COST: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Presidency.  Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc.
"At Any Cost, by award-winning Washington Times reporter Bill Sammon, chronicles Al Gore's desperate and unprecedented efforts to reverse the election's outcome. Even the staunchest Gore supporters will be shocked tolearn just how far the Gore campaign was willing to go.  Drawing on exhaustive on-the-scene investigative reporting and exclusive interviews with key players...Sammon offers the authoritative account of what really happened in the election debacle.  Alternately infuriating and hilarious, At Any Cost provides a compelling insider's look at the biggest attempted larceny in the history of American politics."

Jeff Greenfield.  May 21, 2001.  OH, WAITER!  ONE ORDER OF CROW!: Inside the Strangest Presidential Election Finish in American History.  New York: Putnam Books.
"Greenfield, CNN's award-winning political and media analyst...takes us behind the scenes to explore Election Night 2000 and its tumultuous aftermath...  From November 7th itself and its famous media its hard-fought finale, he leads us through an Alice-in-Wonderland world of butterfly ballots and pregnant chads, shifting deadlines and doomsday scenarios, lawyers, recounts, spin doctors, demonstrations, felons and faithless electors."

Martin Merzer and the Staff of The Miami Herald.  June 1, 2001.  THE MIAMI HERALD REPORT: Democracy Held Hostage.  New York: St. Martin's Press.
"From the inside stories of major figures like Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris and Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Theresa  Lepore to that of the Florida electoral process, THE MIAMI HERALD REPORT exposes every flawed aspect of the Florida election.  And with the BDO Seidman county-by-county survey, it provides the answers Americans have been demanding since November 7, 2000.  The Miami Herald,  one of the nation's most trusted newspapers, presents with this book the most in-depth study of Florida's 2000 presidential election."

Vincent Bugliosi.  June 1, 2001.  THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICA: How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose Our President.  New York: Thunder's Mouth Press.
"When an article he [Bugliosi] wrote on this topic appeared in The Nation magazine in February 2001, it drew the largest outpouring of letters and e-mail in the magazine's 136-year history, tapping a deep reservoir of outrage.  The original article is now expanded, amended, and backed by amplifications, endnotes, and the relevant Supreme Court documents."

Alan M. Derschowitz.  June 18, 2001.  SUPREME INJUSTICE: How the High Court Highjacked Election 2000.  New York: Oxford University Press.
"Millions of Americans were baffled and outraged by the U.S. Supreme Court's role in deciding the presidential election of 2000 with its controversial ruling in Bush v. Gore...  Dershowitz--himself a former Supreme Court clerk--argues that in this case for the first time, the court's majority let its desire for a particular partisan outcome have priority over legal principles."

Richard A. Posner.  September 5, 2001.  BREAKING THE DEADLOCK: The 2000 Election, the Constitution, and the Courts.  Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
"Judge Posner [Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School] surveys the history and theory of American electoral law and practice, analyzes which presidential candidate ''really'' won the popular vote in Florida, surveys the litigation that ensued, evaluates the courts, the lawyers, and the commentators, and ends with a blueprint for reforming our Presidential electoral practices."  Note that this book was out about a month before the official publication date.

Douglas Kellner.  September 28, 2001.  GRAND THEFT 2000: Media Spectacle and a Stolen Election.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
"In Grand Theft 2000, Douglas Kellner [the George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair at UCLA] recounts the story of a stolen election and Republican coup d'etat, focusing on the flaws of the system of democracy in the United States...  Arguing that the media are largely to blame for the theft of the presidency by the 'Bush machine,' Kellner shows how failures of voting technology and literacy, Republican manipulation of the Florida electoral process and political system in the counting of the votes, and structural problems with the system of democracy in the United States reveal a crisis of democracy that requires radical measures."

Abner S. Greene.  October 1, 2001.  UNDERSTANDING THE 2000 ELECTION: A Guide to the Legal Battles that Decided the Presidency.  New York: New York University Press.
"Meant to stand next to and clarify the numerous journalistic and personal accounts of the election drama, Understanding the 2000 Election offers a offers a step-by-step, non-partisan explanation and analysis of the major legal issues involved in resolving the presidential contest."  Abner S. Greene is a Professor at the Fordham University School of Law, specializing in constitutional law.

David A. Kaplan.  September 20, 2001.  THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT: How 143 Lawyers, 9 Supreme Court Justices, and 5,963,110 Floridians (Give or Take a Few) Landed George W. Bush in the White House.  New York: William Morrow & Company. >
"Beginning on election night and ending with the U.S. Supreme Court's gut-wrenching decision, David A. Kaplan chronicles the circus that was those historic 36 days -- a harmonic convergence of politics, media, law, and farce...  A cross between The Brethren and Blood Sport, told from a legal, political, and historic perspective, here is the whole absurd story of how we picked a president in 2000."  Kaplan is a senior editor at Newsweek.

Jack N. Rakove, ed.  October 2001.  THE UNFINISHED ELECTION OF 2000: Leading Scholars Examine America's Strangest Election.  New York: Basic Books.
"[The election] raises a host of intriguing and disturbing questions about both our political and constitutional systems.  The Unfinished Election of 2000 is an effort "to situate ...arguably the strangest election in our a variety of contexts ranging from the origins of the Constitution and the sectional dynamics of American politics to the recent jurisprudence of the Supreme Court and the gender gap in the last three elections."

Cass R. Sunstein and Richard A. Epstein, eds.  October 26, 2001.  THE VOTE: Bush, Gore, and the Supreme Court.  Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
"...leading constitutional scholars Cass R. Sunstein, Richard A. Epstein, Pamela S. Karlan, Richad A. Posner, and John Yoo, among others -- weigh in on the Supreme Court's actions...  Representing the full spectrum of views and arguments, The Vote offers the most timely and considered guide to the ultimate consequences and significance of the Supreme Court's decision."  -released in April 2001 as an electronic publication

Howard Gillman.  October 31, 2001.  THE VOTES THAT COUNTED: How the Court Decided the 2000 Presidential Election.  Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
"In The Votes That Counted Howard Gillman [Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California] offers a comprehensive yet critical assessment of how well courts coped with the competing expectations for impartial justice and favorable partisan results. ...[T]he book documents how the participants, the press, the academic community, and the public responded during these tension-filled thirty-six days. Gillman also provides a serious yet accessible overview of the legal strategies and debates-from briefs and oral arguments  to final decisions."

Jeffrey Toobin.  October 2001.  TOO CLOSE TO CALL: The 36-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election.  New York: Random House.
"A political and legal analyst of unparalleled journalistic skill, Jeffrey Toobin [a staff writer at the New Yorker, the legal analyst at ABC News, and the author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers A Vast Conspiracy and The Run of His Life] 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...  With clarity, insight, humor, and a deep understanding of the law, he deconstructs the events, the players, and the often Byzantine intracacies of our judicial system."

John Nichols.  November 14, 2001.  JEWS FOR BUCHANAN: Did You Hear the One About the Theft of the American Presidency.  New York: The New Press.
"John Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine...Nichols's reporting and analysis outline the overwhelming litany of mistakes, conflicts of interest, inappropriate behavior, and political abuses that compounded the confusion of an election in which more Florida voters went to the polls intending to vote for Al Gore than George W. Bush."

Bruce Ackerman, ed.  2002.  BUSH v. GORE: The Question of Legitimacy.  New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
"This vitally important book brings together a broad range of preeminent legal scholars who address the larger questions raised by the Supreme Court's actions.  Did the Court's decision violate the rule of law?  Did it  inaugurate an era of super-politicized jurisprudence?  How should Bush v. Gore change the terms of debate over the next round of Supreme Court appointments.  The contributors--Bruce Ackerman, Jack Balkin, Guido Calabresi, Steven Calabresi, Owen Fiss, Charles Fried, Robert Post, Margaret Jane Radin, Jeffrey Rosen, Jed Rubenfeld, Cass Sunstein, Laurence Tribe, and Mark Tushnet--represent a broad political spectrum."

Ronald Dworkin, ed.  October 8, 2002.  A BADLY FLAWED ELECTION: Debating Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court, and American Democracy.  New York: The New Press.
"The 2000 presidential election ended, according to constitutional law scholar Ronald Dworkin, in the worst possible way—'not with a national affirmation of democratic principle but by the fiat of the five conservative Supreme Court justices over the fierce objection of the four more liberal justices.'...  Dworkin, one of the most important liberal analysts in Anglo-American jurisprudence, has assembled a distinguished cast of leading legal scholars and historians to debate the consequences of that fiat in a unique group exchange format, with printed responses by each of the contributors to the essays of the others." 

Katherine Harris.  October 8, 2002.  CENTER OF THE STORM: Practicing Principled Leadership in a Time of Crisis.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
"In Center of the Storm, Harris discusses the behind-the-scenes negotiations and backroom bartering that everyone suspected, but no one dared disclose.  Through never-told-before anecdotes, she reveals seventeen essential skills that helped her not just survive but thrive. She clearly illustrates how we, too, can learn these skills that will help us in times of crises."

Arthur Jacobson and Michel Rosenfeld, eds.  October 2002.  THE LONGEST NIGHT: Polemics and Perspectives on Election 2000.  Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
"The Longest Night presents a lively and informed reaction to the legal aftermath of the election by the most prominent experts on the subject.  With a balance of opposing views--including those of some of the most distinguished foreign commentators writing on the subject today--the contributors present an unusual breadth of perspectives in addressing the judicial, institutional, and political questions involved in the disputed election."

CNN--ELECTION 2000: 36 Days That Gripped the Nation.  Turner Home Entertainment.  (February 2001).

Spike Lee, Director/Producer.  2002.  WE WUZ ROBBED
Eight top Gore campaign staffers describe Election Night 2000.  The interviews are shot in black and white; a few clips from the television coverage of that night are included.  This film was part of Showtime Networks' "Ten Minutes Older," a collection of ten-minute films based on the theme of "time."  (The other directors were Víctor Erice, Werner Herzog, Jim Jarmusch, Chen Kaige, Aki Kaurismäki and Wim Wenders.)  The film was shown in May 2002 in the "Un Certain Regard" category at the 55th Cannes Film Festival and aired on Showtime on July 1, 2002.

Richard Ray Pérez and Joan Sekler.  September 2002.   UNPRECEDENTED: The 2000 Presidential Election.  A Robert Greenwald Presentation.
"A documentary film about the battle for the Presidency in Florida."  Fifty-minute film includes interviews and 17 minutes of footage licensed from various sources.  Available on video.

Danny Schechter, Director and Faye M. Anderson, Producer.  2002.  COUNTING ON DEMOCRACYGlobalvision.  See also ITVS page.
"COUNTING ON DEMOCRACY investigates charges of disenfranchisement and 180,000 uncounted Florida votes cast largely by the working poor and poeple of color, uncovering racial exclusion, voting rights violations and the subverting of a recount in the most contested and controversial election in U.S. history."  Running Time: 56:40.  Narrated by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.  Available on video.

Academic Accounts

Systematic and analytic accounts published by academic publishers or geared toward an academic audience frequently include edited compilations.  Many of these books are intended primarily for political science classes.

Michael Nelson, ed.  March 2001.  THE ELECTIONS OF 2000.  Washington, DC: CQ Press.
"A winning team of distinguished contributors cover a wide scope and express a diversity of ideas in this latest book in a successful quadrennial series.  Contributors include Richard J. Ellis, Gary C. Jacobson, Matthew Robert Kerbel, Sean C. Matheson, Paul J. Quirk, Stephen Skowronek, Harold W. Stanley, and Daniel Wirls."

Gerald M. Pomper, ed.  March 2001.  THE ELECTION OF 2000: Reports and Interpretations.  New York: Chatham House Publishers.
"In The Election of 2000: Reports and Interpretations, the seventh in a series of bestsellers that began in 1976, Gerald Pomper of Rutgers University leads a distinguished team of expert observers and commentators who offer timely, provocative assessments of the suspenseful preliminary skirmishes, the comparatively uneventful campaign that followed, and, finally, the historical electoral deadlock that ensued."

James W. Ceaser and Andrew Busch.  March 28, 2001.  THE PERFECT TIE: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
"...James Ceaser and Andrew Busch continue their study of national elections and their broader implications for American politics and society. With groundbreaking research of  electoral politics and penetrating discussions of divided government, independent candidates, party platforms, realignment theory, the electoral college, and campaign strategies, Ceaser and Busch attempt to make sense of the 2000 presidential election."

William Crotty, ed.  April 4, 2001.  AMERICA'S CHOICE 2000.  Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
"America's Choice 2000 attempts to make sense of the longest running, most fiercely contested, and ultimately, closest race in the history of presidential elections...  [The book] carefully sifts through the competing claims and strategies, reviews what occurred, and offers some assessments as to the quality of the campaign, the nature of the final decision, and the meaning this event has to the nation."

J. Gregory Payne, ed.  August 2001.  SELECTION 2000A special issue of AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST, Vol. 44, No. 12.  Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
"This special issue is a must-read for anyone interested in the political communication aspects of this memorable presidential campaign."

Larry J. Sabato, ed.  September 30, 2001.  OVERTIME!  The Election 2000 Thriller.  New York: Longman Publishing.
"This unique collection features never-before-published anecdotes, commentaries, and interviews from key insiders about the most exciting Presidential Election in over a century.  Including contributions from Bush and Gore campaigners, prominent journalists, and highly respected scholars, Overtime will help readers make sense of the complex and historic 2000 Election." 

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman, eds.  September 15, 2001.  ELECTING THE PRESIDENT, 2000: The Insiders' View.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
"Two months after the Supreme Court put an end to the Florida recounts, key strategists from the Gore and Bush campaigns gathered in Philadelphia to analyze their successes and failures.  In an unusually frank discussion, they disclosed the intentions, the research, and the tactics behind their decision-making on matters ranging from message development to campaign advertising to debate strategy."

Stephen J. Wayne and Clyde Wilcox, eds.  February 2002.  THE ELECTION OF THE CENTURY AND WHAT IT TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POLITICS.  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc..
"This book places the 2000 presidential and congressional elections into the larger and future context of American politics."

E.D. Dover.  March 30, 2002.  MISSED OPPORTUNITY: Gore, Incumbency, and Television in Election 2000.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
"Explains why television age vice presidents win nominations and shows what they must do to win general elections."

Robert P. Steed, Laurence W. Moreland, eds.   March 30, 2002.  THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN THE SOUTH: Partisanship and Southern Party Systems in the 21st Century.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
"Examines the 2000 elections, on all levels, in the South and measures their potential impact on the future."

David B. Magleby.  2002.  FINANCING THE 2000 ELECTION.  Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
"Since the 1960 national election, the nonpartisan Citizens' Research Foundation (CRF) has published a series of Financing the Election volumes, compiling reliable data on the costs and trends of campaign finance.  For the 2000 edition, CRF and the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University assembled leading political science scholars to analyze this historic election season where campaign finance was critically important."

Robert E. Denton Jr., ed.  June 30, 2002.  THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: A COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVE.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
"Each chapter focuses on a specific area of political campaign communication, including: the early campaign period; the nomination process and conventions; candidate strategies; presidential debates; political advertising; the use of the Internet; news coverage; and political cartoons of the campaign.  This definitive resource is ideal for scholars, students, the general public, and other researchers interested in political communication, American elections, presidential studies, political sociology, and journalism." 

Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.  December 2002.   CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENT: The Managers Look at 2000.  Hollis, NH: Puritan Press.
"...a behind-the-scenes account of the country's oddest presidential election, as recounted by those who called the shots.  In February 2001, the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics hosted its quadrennial gathering of the candidates' key decision-makers.  The meeting was a lively, humorous, and endlessly educational exchange.  The Managers Look at 2000 is a record of that weekend's discussions."

Brian L. Fife and Geralyn M. Miller.  December 2002.  POLITICAL CULTURE AND VOTING SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED STATES: An Examination of the 2000 Presidential Election.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

--.  2001.  POLITICAL ADVERTISING IN THE 1998 and 2000 ELECTIONS [CD-ROM].  New York: Brennan Center for Justice.
"SPSS databases on political television ads aired in 1998 and 2000 available on CD-ROM for academic research purposes.  The databases include: the name, market, date, time, and frequency of airing of all televised political ads--including ads by candidates, parties, and interest groups--in the 1998 and 2000 calendar years in the nation's 75 major media markets; the election and race targeted by each ad; whether the ads depicts a candidate or party label; whether the ads are positive or negative in tone; the themes of each ad; estimated costs and gross ratings points of each ad.  Requires signing an agreement that the data will not be used for commercial purposes."

Richard M. Scammon, Alice V. McGillivray, and Rhodes Cook.  June 2001.  AMERICA VOTES 24. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
The standard reference source for complete and accurate general election returns for national and gubernatorial contests.

"The results of the Presidential election compiled for Congressional Districts can provide a very useful indicator of the political behavior of all 435 districts of the U.S. House...  This indicator helps assess base partisan strength...helps assess the electoral/political position of a member of the House vis-a-vis the President...[and] allow[s] for a more even analysis of voter turnout amongst all districts."

The husband-and-wife team of Claire Shipman and Jay Carney (she worked for NBC, he worked for Time) had planned to write a book, THE ASSUMPTION OF POWER, to be published by HarperCollins in August 2002, but they decided not to proceed with the book after she became pregnant.

The post-election saga even spawned a romance novel: ELECTION 2000 ENCHANTMENT by Elaine North (Writers Showcase Press, May 2002).

Copyright 2001, 2002 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.