Introducing: In the Arena

In the Arena, Trope Publishing Co

Releasing July 2021

In the Arena

In the Arena profiles 34 American leaders who captured their party’s nomination for the presidency, but never reached the Oval Office. Photos of monuments and other memorials accompany each subject, along with campaign memorabilia, illustrating the legacy many of these candidates left behind after relinquishing their dreams of serving as President of the United States. Foreword by 1988 candidate Michael Dukakis.


In the Arena, Trope Publishing Co

About the Authors

Peter Shea has been a writer, editor, and teacher for over 25 years, and a history geek for far longer. He has written about prominent Irish Americans, educational gaming, and cutting-edge technologies in higher education. Peter is a Director of Professional Development at the community college level. In the Arena marks his return to the subject of public lives in America.

Tom Maday is a photographer whose assignments take him to every corner of the globe for clients like Abbott, GE, ESPN, Motorola and TD Ameritrade. His pictures appear in the books Trope Chicago, Trope London, Great Chicago Stories, and After the Fall: Srebrenica Survivors in St. Louis. Tom shoots digitally in DSLR and medium formats, but is always focused on the most important task: capturing the emotion and essence of the subject.

In the Arena, Trope Publishing Co