In the Arena authors Peter Shea and Tom Maday were featured on This American President, a podcast that delves into the lives and legacies of U.S. presidents through long form stories and interviews.
Every four years, someone loses the election for president of the United States. What is it like to suffer such an epic defeat? What do you do with yourself after suffering heartbreak on the world stage? In this episode, we interview Peter Shea and Tom Maday on their new book, In the Arena: A History of American Presidential Hopefuls, to find answers to these questions. Along the way, we learn about the fascinating figures who sought the nation's highest office and, fairly or unfairly, are forever remembered for coming up short.
Three lucky listeners will win their own copy of In the Arena, enter the book giveaway here!