Monday, November 14, 2011

Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain

Perspective. Curious readers will gain a rare perspective from reading Jim Lehrer’s book, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain. Having moderated so many political debates, Lehrer can provide both an inside view as well as perspective about this important element of American political life. This short book is presented in the folksy manner that has made Lehrer a popular journalist. Political junkies will devour this book as a tasty diversion from the current round of debates.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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  1. There was a great interview with Jim Leher on The Book Report, a radio show that you can hear online at

    Really interesting to hear him talking to Elaine Charles. It certainly makes me want to read the book.

  2. Thanks for the review. I am interested in reading this book because I was such a fan of NewsHour. It doesn't look like too long of a read so it will be a nice weekend getaway book. Yes for the political junkie I am.. I read these on vacations. Thank you Harold for interview on show. Enjoyed that a lot.Elaine made him sound super down to earth and had a great ease with interviewing him. Will check her out again.