So You Want to Buy a President?

A Citizen's Guide: Readings


  • The Buying of the President by Charles Lewis and the Center For Public Integrity.Avon Books, 1996.

  • The First Primary: Early Fundraising in the 1996 Presidential Election by The Center for Responsive Politics, 1996.

  • Capital Eye: A Close-Up Look at Money in Politicsa bi-monthly publication by The Center for Responsive Politics.

  • Open Secrets: The Encyclopedia of Congressional Money and Politics by Larry Makinson and Joshua Goldstein, Center for Responsive Politics. Congressional Quarterly Inc., 3rd edition, 1992.
  • The Best Congress Money Can Buy by Philip M. Stern. Pantheon Books, 1988.

  • Golden Rule : The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems by Thomas Ferguson. University of Chicago Press, 1995.

  • Financing Politics: Money, Elections, & Political Reform by Herbert E. Alexander. CQ Press, 1992, 4th edition.

  • Time Present, Time Past : A Memoir by Bill Bradley. Knopf, 1996.

  • Arrogant Capitol by Kevin Phillips. Little, Brown and Co., 1994.

  • Honest Graft by Brooks Jackson. Farragut Publishing Co., 1990.

  • The Selling of the President by Joe McGinnis. Penguin Books, 1988.

  • Who Will Tell the People? by Willian Greider. Simon & Schuster, 1992 .

  • Why Americans Hate Politics by EJ Dionne, Jr. Simon & Schuster, 1991.

  • Financing the 1992 Election by Herbert E. Alexander and Anthony Corrado. M.E. Sharpe, 1995.

  • "The First Primary," by Jason DeParle, The New York Times Magazine, April 16, 1995.

  • The Players/The Candidates

    Dwayne Andreas

  • Supermarketer to the World by E.J. Kahn, Jr. Warner Books, 1991.

  • "Archer Daniels Midland: A Case Study in Corporate Welfare"by James Bovard.Policy Analysis, No. 241, September 26, 1995 (Cato Institute, 1995).

  • The Gallo Family

  • Blood and Wine: The Unauthorized Story of the Gallo Wine Empire by Ellen Hawkes. Simon & Schuster, 1993.

  • Ernest and Julio: Our Story by Ernest and Julio Gallo with Bruce B. Henderson. Times Books, 1994.

  • "How the Gallos Crushes the Competition" by Jaclyn Fierman. Fortune magazine, September 1986.

  • Senator Robert Dole, Liddy Dole, and David Owen

  • "Blind Trust," by Jane Mayer. The New Yorker, January 22, 1996.

  • Senator for Sale: An Unauthorized Biography by Stanley G. Hilton. St. Martin's Press. 1995.

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