A Magnificent Catastrophe
- The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign
- Narrated by: John Dossett
- Length: 6 hrs
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 21-09-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
All the tricks and tactics of partisan warfare that have become the hallmark of American elections were born. Before this election, the parties were merely informal networks and presidential administrations were bipartisan; after this election, the two-party system had been set in stone and all of the regrettable effects of bitter partisanship the Founders had warned of, and tried so hard to fend off, had been set in motion. This election shaped all future lines of battle in American politics.
The audiobook tells the story of that tumultuous, year-long campaign, vividly conveying the heady and overheated spirit of the times and bringing the personalities of the leading players vividly to life.
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By Gabriel on 03-03-17
Get this if you have to use it for a class!!!
Honestly this audiobook helped me finish the novel in 2 days what would have likely taken me a week otherwise. Be warned though that it tends to skip lines frequently, sometimes entire paragraphs. Once or twice I had to go back and read about 4 pages! Other than that, it was definitely beneficial for me as I am not an avid, nor a quick reader and helped me better understand the history behind it.
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By ImmortalBear on 11-03-17
Many paragraphs were simply left out...
Great book! mostly disappointed in how many paragraphs were removed during the read through... Is this a condensed version?
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