Read- -Before you Decide

You know, sometimes, when they say you’re ahead of your time, it’s just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.

George McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012)

Forbes: George McGovern Passes On – Where Were You In 1972 ?

How much does this year’s presidential campaign differ from the one McGovern ran against incumbent Richard Nixon, 40 years ago? Any eerie similarities, in whatever nuanced way, that you may have noticed?

Or, are you just sick to death of The Campaign altogether!!and are just counting the days until all these mind-numbing ads and exasperatingly catty debates (a ping-pong paddling of oneupsmanship) is over!

A favorite of mine (and currently shelved as my “Personal Pick”) -this book gave me great insight into the daring liberal who struggled against the Nixon camp 40 years ago – narrated with unhinged, flippant zest characteristic to Hunter S. Thompson (another personal favorite)

Well… If you’re only just now getting fired-up over the campaign (with the most recent debate wrapping up this week) or, if, like me, you’re feeling reverent (and maybe a bit wistful) from the recent passing of one-0f-a-kind idealistic/outspoken candidate George McGovern, then might I direct you towards Barnes & Noble‘s helpful book list:

Read Then Decide: Books on the Candidates, the Issues, and More

Many of the titles found on said^list^ can, of course, be found / checked-out / or placed-on-hold with your Ferndale Library card, if you call or stop-in today.

Happy Autumn.


Further reading: (from HuffPo): “McGovern’s Patriotism — And How the 2012 Campaign Dishonors It”

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