Schroeder's 'tour' is a good one, sparked by lively writing and an eye for telling details.
Alan Schroeder's book gives readers an illuminating and detailed behind-the-scenes look at the debates that have shaped recent American history.
(Tim Sampson Politics (Campaigns & Elections)
If you are interested in presidential politics and think debates help decide the outcome of elections, this book is essential reading. Inside are fascinating accounts of what has gone on behind the scenes at every debate since Kennedy-Nixon.
(Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Schroeder's book is far and away the best I've ever come across on the history of presidential debates.
(Ken Rudin, political editor, National Public Radio)