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In the Arena: A History of American Presidential Hopefuls

In the Arena profiles 34 American leaders who captured their party’s nomination for 256 the presidency but never reached the Oval Office. Author Peter Shea chronicles the rise, early careers, campaigns, and later achievements of historical giants like Aaron Burr through modern candidates like Hillary Clinton. His essays are complemented by photos of monuments and memorabilia by photographer Tom Maday. A foreword by 1988 candidate Michael Dukakis gives readers personal insight into what it’s like to run for one of the most powerful positions in the world – and come up short.