Adopt Game Changers for Your Political Science or History Course

Winner of the 2015 California Historical Society Book Award 

“A terrific journey inside the state’s political history, filled with insights and characters that make a great story.”—Rob Gunnison, University of California, Berkeley

“A fascinating account of California’s political history as viewed through the prism of critical elections from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present.…Events and an array of interesting characters spring to life in these pages.”—Jack Citrin, professor of political science and director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley

“A compelling analysis of the effect of voting and voters on framing the good, the bad, and the ugly of governance in the Golden State.”—Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, professor of the practice of public policy communication, University of Southern California

“A sweeping overview of California political history that will be an invaluable resource for scholars, history buffs, and political junkies alike. The authors’ in-depth research and analysis of twelve seminal elections provides Californians with an insight and an understanding of our state.”—Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute, University of Southern California

“By the millions, Californians have abandoned the voting booth, believing that elections don’t matter. Game Changers offers engaging and accessible proof of just how wrong those dropout citizens are.”—Mark Paul, coauthor of California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix it

“This simply is an excellent book—an excellent idea, excellently executed. It’s compelling, easy reading without airs, telling the pertinent political stories that shaped California.”—George Skelton, political columnist for the Los Angeles Times

“Here we get gripping insider portraits of elections that not only served as high political drama, but also changed the historical trajectory of America’s most dynamic state.”—Ethan Rarick, author of California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown

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