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Life with Father, Lindsay and Crouse's 1939 stage adaptation of a 1935 book by the same name, is one of their most popular plays. Unlike conscientious businessman Grant Matthews, the main character in this play is a tyrannical stock broker, who only gets worse as the play progresses.

Sidney Kingsley was one of the most well-known political playwrights in America. Sidney Kingsley: Five Prizewinning Plays (1999) collects some of his better-known plays that were produced from 1933 to 1950, including The Patriots, whose protagonist, the real-life Thomas Jefferson, is, like Grant Matthews, reluctant to enter politics.

In Deadlines Past: Forty Years of Presidential Campaigning: A Reporter's Story (2003), Pulitzer Prize—winning Associated Press reporter Walter Mears offers his reflections and observations from forty years of working the election beat. Mears discusses the dirty tricks used in some campaigns, the physically demanding aspects of conducting a presidential campaign, and various other...

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