5 Must-Read Books for the 2016 Election

The following Cambria Press publications have received outstanding reviews not only from top academic journals but also scholars and practitioners. Select quotes and excerpts from the book reviews are provided below.

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These publications will be on display at the Cambria Press booth at the American Political Science (APSA) annual meeting next week .

1. Jockeying for the American Presidency by Lara M. Brown

Quote from the book:

It is about understanding how presidential aspirants turn political conditions and exogenous events to their favor in order to promote their ambitions.”

Book Reviews:
“Brown’s extensive analysis yields a variety of new and important findings …
this volume contains much of value for scholars of the presidency and presidential elections.” – Presidential Studies Quarterly

“Recommended.” – CHOICE


2. Saving American Elections
by Anthony Gierzynski

Quote from the book:

“The past afflictions of discrimination and corruption did not just go away on their own, after all; they required legal and even constitutional changes that were driven by popular movements. The modern afflictions affecting US elections are no different.”

Book Reviews:
“One of the more interesting prescriptions involves a new civic curriculum to teach the public to think of elections as a way to participate in community decisions and less as an individual expression of opinion. … Recommended. All readership levels.” – CHOICE


3. Presidential Electors and
the Electoral College
by Robert M. Alexander

Quote from the book:

“Very little is known about presidential electors … That they are responsible for ultimately selecting the country’s only nationally elected figure has created great controversy over time.”

Book Reviews:

“A solid, well-composed work of research, an important, if not definitive, study of the subject. Recommended.” – CHOICE

“Valuable and much needed … A serious contribution.”
– Tom Cronin, Colorado College


4. Tough times for the President
by Ryan Barilleaux & Jewerl Maxwell

Quote from the book:

“The focus on presidential leadership and greatness has had significant consequences for the chief executive and the way Americans understand the presidency. It has led to unrealistic expectations …”

Book Reviews:
“A fascinating, challenging, and important book. … given the frequency of tough times, it behooves a president to explore the alternative approaches to governing outlined in this book.” – Presidential Studies Quarterly


5. Jimmy Carter and the Water Wars
by Scott A. Frisch & Sean Q. Kelly

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Quote from the book:

“Jimmy Carter campaigned and won the presidency as an anti-Washington outsider who was especially critical of Congress, rankling many members of Congress. … Balancing the budget was possible, he argued, by reducing wasteful congressional spending.”

Book Reviews:

“An important study of presidential influence in Congress.”
– John Anthony Maltese, University of Georgia


These books will be on display at the Cambria Press booth at the 2015 American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting in San Francisco next week.

Use coupon code APSA2015 by October 13 (the date of the first Democratic debate) to get 30%off all hardcover titles + free shipping.

For a summary of books and reviews in the PIPPA series, see this from Cambria Press.

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#2016Election – Can the American Elections be Saved?

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From Cambria Press: #2016Election MUST READ–Saving American Elections

This is a book which CHOICE, the academic library journal, recommends for “all readership levels”–One reason: the book provides a way to “teach the public to think of elections as a way to participate in community decisions and less as an individual expression of opinion.” http://goo.gl/H7ssgY

See more Cambria Press publications with great reviews on US politics.

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Awkward Stages: Plays About Growing Up Gay

Awkward Stages: Plays About Growing Up Gay plays by top North American contemporary playwrights:

  • EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM by A. Rey Pamatmat
  • SISSY by Ricardo Abreu Bracho
  • SLIPPING by Daniel Talbott
  • AGOKWE by Waawaate Fobister
  • FROM WHITE PLAINS by Michael Perlman, in collaboration with Craig Wesley Divino, Karl Gregory, Jimmy King, and Aaron Rossini
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Cambria Press Author Ross King (Head of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia) on Cantonese in The Economist

Cambria Press Author Ross King, who is the Head of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), was interviewed by The Economist on bringing Cantonese back to the university.

There are approximately 62 million people who speak Cantonese, but Mandarin is increasingly the language of choice for the Chinese diaspora, but

UBC is putting up a fight. The university has rejected four offers from the Confucius Institute, a cultural body financed by China’s government, to expand its teaching of Mandarin. “When a university can reject money, it’s a subtle form of pushback to an overbearing culture,” says Mr King. Instead, in 2013 UBC accepted C$2m ($1.5m) from a pair of philanthropists in Hong Kong to offer Cantonese.

Read more at  http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21661035-chinatown-cantonese-squares-against-mandarin-long-live-cantopop?frsc=dg%7Ca

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Cambria Press Author Ross King, Head of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, is interviewed by The Economist on Cantonese making its way back to the university. See also Dr. Ross’s book in the Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by Dr. Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania)

Ross King’s latest publication, released just last year, is Infected Korean Language, Purity versus Hybridity: From the Sinographic Cosmopolis to Japanese Colonialism to Global English, which has been praised for being “brilliant, innovative, … a real masterpiece.”

Dr. King’s book is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by world-renowned Sinologist Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania), who blogs regularly at the Language Log.

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Cambria Press New Publication: New, Highly Accessible Book on Bilateral Aid to #LatinAmerica

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Cambria Press New Publication – Bilateral Aid to Latin America: Foreign Economic Assistance from Major Donor Nations by Francis Adams

Bilateral Aid to Latin America:
Foreign Economic Assistance from Major Donor Nations

Cambria Press announces the release of this comprehensive, detailed account of the bilateral economic assistance of six major donor nations—the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, and China—to the nations of Latin America.

This important, accessible resource will be very useful in understanding the nature, impact, and motivations of such foreign assistance to Latin America. For example, the book looks at the relationship between China and Latin America:

From Chapter 8, CHINA: Power, Wealth, and Interests:

Protecting state-sponsored investments in Latin America is a top priority for the Chinese government. As with trade, China hopes to avoid new restrictions on foreign investment. The cumulative stock of China’s direct investments in Latin America is $26.7 billion, roughly one-fifth of China’s foreign investment worldwide. …

China has now surpassed Japan as the leading Asian trading partner for Latin America. It is the first or second largest trading partner for Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.”

Libraries collections that focus on Latin America, international development, and economic assistance will want to add Bilateral Aid to Latin America: Foreign Economic Assistance from Major Donor Nations to their purchase list.

About the author: A University Professor of Political Science at Old Dominion University, Francis Adams (PhD, Cornell University) is also the chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography and holds a joint appointment with the Graduate Program in International Studies. Professor Adams’s previous publications include The United Nations in Latin America: Aiding Development, Deepening Democracy: Global Governance and Political Reform in Latin America, and Dollar Diplomacy: United States Economic Assistance to Latin America.

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#2016Election: What you need to know about Jockeying for the American Presidency

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#2016Election: Jockeying for the American Presidency by Lara M. Brown (George Washington University)

If you’re looking to make sense of the 2016 presidential elections after last night’s Republican debate and trying to understand these candidates who are Jockeying for the American Presidency, this is the book.

As Dr. Lara M. Brown (Associate Professor & Program Director, Political Management Masters, Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University) stated in her highly acclaimed book:

It is about understanding how presidential aspirants turn political conditions and exogenous events to their favor in order to promote their ambitions. … it is about how aspirants learn and play at the game of presidential politics. “

Read the rave reviews for this book and order from Cambria Press. 

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Cambria Press Publication AFRICANS IN CHINA is one of five shortlisted for Africa-Asia Book Prize

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Cambria Press publication AFRICANS IN CHINA by Adams Bodomo has been shortlisted for the Africa-Asia Book Prize

Cambria Press congratulates Adams Bodomo on his book, Africans in China, being one of five shortlisted for Africa-Asia Book Prize.

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