Written in 2002, Judis and Teixiera predicted a Democratic victory in 2008 as social and economic changes converged to produce a new Democratic majority. The book provides interesting context for analyzing Barack Obama's historic election, and a provocative answer to those arguing that the Democratic victory was fueled only by the economic crisis.
There are more readable biographies of Ross Perot, but this book provides a compelling and authoritative analysis of Perot's campaign within the context of the history of minor parties in American politics.
As the title suggests, this book provides a brief introduction to the history and role of political parties in American politics. Written by a scholar, it is a good place to start for the student or general reader.