The arduous, often unpredictable journey to the US presidency has attracted some of the most unique characters in history. With "unusual" presidential candidates grabbing headlines for the foreseeable future, Contenders shines a welcome spotlight on individuals who felt inspired to offer their uncommon perspectives and special talents to lead the nation.
Joseph Biden, the senior United States senator from Delaware, and the presumptive Democratic Party vice presidential nominee, speaks on the third night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, August 27, 2008.
In Ben Carson: A Biography of the Neurosurgeon Turned Presidential Candidate, you will learn about the life, career, and ambitions of Dr. Ben Carson. In this biography, you will learn about Dr. Carson's incredible life story. He rose from humble beginnings in Detroit to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. After retiring from his successful medical career, Carson entered the 2016 presidential race.
For most of American history, the conventional wisdom was that religion was too private a matter to ask a political candidate about. But in a political landscape in which we will see Muslims, atheists, Mormons, Buddhists, and Christians of all stripes running for high office, we cannot afford to avoid religious questions. It's within American voters' rights to know what their candidates believe about God and religion, because those beliefs shape policy and thus action.
In Carly Fiorina: A Biography of the CEO Turned Presidential Candidate, you will learn about the life, career, and ambitions of Carly Fiorina. In this biography, you will learn about Carly Fiorina's incredible life story. Fiorina rose to fame for her role as CEO of Hewlett-Packard and for being one of the first women to lead a major American corporation. Prior to her controversial tenure at HP, Fiorina had a successful business career at AT&T and Lucent Technologies.
This book is a guide to the agenda of the two major players in the 2016 US presidential race. Although at the time this book was written, it is still unsure who the presidential candidates will be, Hillary Clinton of the DNC and Benjamin Carson of the GOP are vying for their respective party's nomination for presidential candidacy.
"Gary Johnson, 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Will Run in 2016" is from the Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Weigel and narrated by Sam Scholl.
Edward Snowden is the former National Security Agency contractor who risked his job, his prestige and his freedom to expose the NSA’s secret mass surveillance programs that trampled the privacy rights of Americans. For that, he has earned the gratitude of millions of Americans and the loathing of the security state.
"From Fallen Presidential Candidates, Bold Money Ideas worth Another Look" is from the July 08, 2016, Financial section of The New York Times. It was written by Ron Lieber and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"The Presidential Candidates Get Globalization All Wrong " is from the July 06, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert J. Samuelson and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Bill Is Proposed Requiring Presidential Candidates to Show Tax Returns" is from the May 25, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by David M. Herszenhorn and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Why We Don't See More CEOs Endorse Presidential Candidates" is from the June 3, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
"Austrian Far-Right Candidate Narrowly Loses Presidential Vote" is from the May 23, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Alison Smale and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"Foreign Hackers Reportedly Spying on US Presidential Candidates" is from CNET.com, published on May 18, 2016. It was written by Megan Wollerton and narrated by Rex Anderson.
"This Research Shows That vice Presidential Candidates Actually Do Win Votes in Their Home States" is from the April 26, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Boris Heersink and Brenton Peterson and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Get Moving on Vetting Vice-Presidential Candidates, Report Urges" is from the April 22, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Balz and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Every Presidential Candidate Should Release Full Tax Returns" is from the April 12, 2016 Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ruth Marcus and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Presidential Candidates Focus on New Hampshire" is from the Politics section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Heather Haddon and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Establishment Presidential Candidates Battle to End Voters' Flirtation With Outsiders" is from the Politics section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Patrick O’Connor and narrated by Alexander Quincy.