Choice magazine honors book by Skipper

2012-12-21T21:52:00Z Choice magazine honors book by Skipper Mason City Globe Gazette
December 21, 2012 9:52 pm

MASON CITY — Choice, a print and online magazine that reviews scholarly books and recommends them for college libraries, has named “Showdown at the 1964 Democratic Convention” as an “Outstanding Academic Title” in 2012.

The book was written by Globe Gazette reporter John Skipper and reviewed by Choice in October.

Choice said its recognition of outstanding books is based on: overall excellence in presentation and scholarship; importance relative to other literature in the field; distinction as a first treatment of a given subject; originality or uniqueness; and value to undergraduate students.

Skipper’s book tells how President Lyndon Johnson used his power behind the scenes to spy on Americans for political purposes and to manipulate the Credentials Committee at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City to make sure his will was done on blocking the seating of some potential Mississippi delegates.


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    kadyholiday - December 22, 2012 8:09 am
    Congratulations, John!
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