Books

Browse the Institute’s book collection, including the IOP’s Campaign for President series publications – capturing a rare exchange of views and confidences about the strategies and tactics employed by the key decision makers in a presidential campaign.

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2012

In this book, a distinguished group of presidential campaign staff, journalists, and political observers take us inside the 2012 race for the Republican nomination and general election, guiding us through each candidate's campaign from the time each candidate announced his or her intention to seek the presidency through the primaries, conventions, and up to election day. Meeting under the auspices of the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, the candid discussion allows us to learn about the motivations of each candidate, strategies they deployed, and lessons they learned. In addition, representatives from the major SUPERPACS share their strategies and evaluate their impact in an election characterized by unprecedented campaign spending. Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2012 is essential reading for anyone interested in the inner workings of national political campaigns.

Rowan & Littlefield, 2005
Institute of PoliticsJohn F. Kennedy School of Government

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2008

Every four years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University convenes a distinguished gathering of campaign managers, media commentators, and interested political observers to reflect on presidential campaign strategies from the earliest primaries through Election Day. The result is a book, and the 2008 election edition is published for general audiences as well as college classrooms and campaign and media professionals.

Rowan & Littlefield, 2005
Harvard UniversityInstitute of PoliticsJohn F. Kennedy School of Government

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2004

Detailed behind-the-scenes coverage of the campaigns, as described by the campaign managers themselves.

Rowan & Littlefield, 2005
Harvard UniversityInstitute of PoliticsJohn F. Kennedy School of Government

Skirting Tradition

In conjunction with The Women's Leadership Project, the IOP has collected and edited essays from prominent women in politics to inspire young women to careers in politics.

Lia Larson

Invisible Citizens: Youth Politics after September 11

Invisible Citizens offers a refreshingly realistic assessment of young America's attitudes towards politics and the impact of September 11 on youth political engagement.

iUniverse, 2003
Previn WarrenGanesh Sitaraman

The Generation of Trust: Public Confidence in the U.S. Military Since Vietnam

Explores trends in confidence that young people have had in the U.S. Military since the Vietnam War.

Aei Press, 2002
David C. KingZachary Karabell

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2000

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2000 is a behind-the-scenes account of the country's oddest presidential election, as recounted by those who called the shots. In February 2001, Harvard'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.

Hollis Publishing Company
Institute of Politics

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 96

By John F. Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics (Corporate Author, Editor), David S. Broder (Editor)

Hollis Publishing Company
David S. BroderInstitute of PoliticsJohn F. Kennedy School of Government

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 88

The Campaign Decision Makers meeting, sponsored by the Institute of Politics of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, opened on December 2, 1988, with Martin Nolan of The Boston Globe presiding as moderator.

Auburn House Paperback
David R. RunkelInstitute of Politics