In this eye-opening nonfiction account, world-renowned author James A. Michener details the reckless gamble U.S. voters make every four years: trusting the electoral college. In 1968, Michener served as a presidential elector in Pennsylvania. What he witnessed that fall disturbed him so much that he felt compelled to expose the very real potential in this system for a grave injustice with history-altering consequences. Incorporating the wide-ranging insight and universal compassion of Michener’s bestselling novels, Presidential Lottery is essential reading for every American concerned about the ever-growing rift between the people and the political process.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.
Praise for Presidential Lottery
“Clear, concise, and sensible . . . a thoughtful book on how Americans choose their President.”—The New York Times
“An urgent appeal.”—Kirkus Reviews