Classic Michener nonfiction, in trade paperback for the first time, featuring a new introduction by Steve Berry.
James A. Michener, the acclaimed author of sweeping historical blockbusters, chronicles his personal involvement in one of the most dramatic elections of the twentieth century: the 1960 presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. A relative newcomer to politics, Michener served as the Democratic chairman in his native Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in a rural battleground precinct where the major controversies of the day--notably Kennedy's Catholicism--brought cultural divides to the forefront. First published shortly after the election, Report of the County Chairman
remains an intimate, gripping account of the power of grassroots political involvement.