Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California by Steve Swatt,Susie Swatt,Rebecca LaVally,Jeff Raimundo,Bruce

By Steve Swatt,Susie Swatt,Rebecca LaVally,Jeff Raimundo,Bruce E. Cain

Winner of the 2014 California old Society booklet Award

The most modern CHS ebook Award winner examines California's heritage during the prism of twelve elections that perpetually replaced the kingdom. Drawing from a wealth of basic assets, together with new interviews carried out by way of the authors, every one bankruptcy explores one election (Leland Stanford's gubernatorial race, the initiative that mandated time period limits, and the l. a. Aqueduct Bond degree, to call a few), revealing the forces at the back of the alternatives made on the polls and the results that hold over to today. The authors provide thought-provoking interpretation rooted in a long time of expertise in journalism, public-policy research, and political consulting on the country Capitol. via their views we greater comprehend the tricky video game performed in Sacramento through contenders equivalent to the bespectacled and superb revolutionary reformer Hiram Johnson, iconoclastic muckraker-turned-candidate Upton Sinclair, and Proposition thirteen writer Howard Jarvis, along with his zealous oratory and machete method of tax reform. by way of targeting elections, the authors exhibit that Californians' voices are as robust and transformative because the tectonic forces underneath us.

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