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Playing with Fire:The 1968 Presidential Campaign and the Transformation of American Politics

Lawrence O'Donnell

The host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell offers both a history of the 1968 Presidential election that radically changed American politics and a lesson in how elections now work in this country. It's all here, from the challenges Senators Eugene McCarthy and Robert F. Kennedy threw President Lyndon Johnson (who eventually dropped out of the race) to the assassinations of RFK and Martin Luther King, Jr.; the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago; and former Vice President Richard Nixon's outmaneuvering of his opponents to ultimately win the election. A perfect Election Day debut.