Jules Witcover


Jules Witcover

Jules Joseph Witcover (born July 16 1927) is an American journalist, author, and columnist.

Witcover is a veteran newspaperman of 50 years' standing, having written for the "The Baltimore Sun", the now-defunct "Washington Star", the "Los Angeles Times", and "The Washington Post". [http://www.booktv.org/History/index.asp?segID=4152&schedID=249] [http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/JulesWitcovereBooks.htm] Together with Jack Germond, Witcover co-wrote "Politics Today," a five-day-a-week syndicated column, for over 24 years.

His syndicated column now appears in the Examiner. [http://www.examiner.com/Topic-By_Jules_Witcover.html]

He lives in Washington, DC with his wife. His most recent book is "Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Nixon & Agnew", Public Affairs (2007). [http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/publicaffairsbooks-cgi-bin/display?book=1586484702]

In March 2008, his history of campaign finance reform, "The Longest Campaign," appeared on the Center for Public Integrity's "The Buying of the President 2008" website. [http://www.buyingofthepresident.org/index.php/stories/the_longest_campaign/]

Books written with Germond

"Blue Smoke & Mirrors: How Reagan Won and Why Carter Lost the Election of 1980", Viking Press (1981)

"Wake Us When It's Over: Presidential Politics of 1984", Macmillan (1985)

"Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars? The Trivial Pursuit of the Presidency 1988", Warner Books (1989)

"Mad As Hell: Revolt at the Ballot Box 1992", Warner Books (1992)

Books written solo

"The Making of an Ink-Stained Wretch: Half a Century Pounding the Political Beat", Johns Hopkins Press (2005)

"Party of the People: A History of the Democrats", Random House (2003)

"No Way to Pick a President: How Money and Hired Guns Have Debased American Elections", Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999)

"The Year the Dream Died: Revisiting 1968 in America", Warner Books (1997)

"Marathon: The Pursuit of the Presidency 1972-1976", Viking Press (1977), an exhaustive and authoritative work.

"Crapshoot: Rolling the Dice on the Vice Presidency", Crown Publishers (1992)

External links

* [http://www.booknotes.org/Transcript/?ProgramID=1433 "Booknotes" interview with Witcover and Germond on "Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars?", August 27, 1989.]


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