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Pre-Campaign Period Books by Potential Candidates
John Kasich. Nov. 1998. COURAGE IS CONTAGIOUS: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the Face of America. New York: Doubleday Books. 
"...John Kasich profiles twenty people who are doing incredible things to help and inspire others, a celebration of individuals he's met whom he considers his 'heroes.'  Far more than a compilation of isolated acts of bravery and compassion, Kasich...sees the actions evidence by the people in his book as part of a larger, steadily growing crusade that is changing America.  He calls it the 'New Volunteerism...'"
Bill Bradley. Oct. 1998. VALUES OF THE GAME. New York: Artisan. 
"...No collection of players, no matter how good, can win unless they form a team.  And no team can succeed unless it shares common values, among them courage, discipline, creativity, respect--and an unmitigated passion for achievement.  In ten essays, filled with intensely personal observations and reflections, Bradley explores these qualities in action..."
Steve Forbes. 1998. THE MORAL BASIS OF A FREE SOCIETY. Regnery Publishing, Inc. 
"Sustaining a healthy society requires more than capitalism and democracy.  It takes a commitment to moral renewal..."  [This thin volume is a reprint of Forbes' essay which originally appeared in the Nov.-Dec. 1997 issue of the Heritage Foundation magazine Policy Review].
John Ashcroft. May 1998. LESSONS FROM A FATHER TO HIS SON. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers. 
"...Senator Ashcroft, a devout Christian, offers a personal testament to his daily struggle on the path to stronger faith and greater service.  Using ancedotes about his father's wisdom and his own life, Ashcroft directly confronts the moral dilemmas today's America now struggles with in popular culture, politics, professional and family life..."
Lamar Alexander. May 1998. LAMAR ALEXANDER'S LITTLE PLAID BOOK. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press. 
"311 rules, lessons, and reminders about running for office and making a difference whether it's for president of the United States or president of your senior class."
Patrick J. Buchanan.  April 1998.  THE GREAT BETRAYAL: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy.  New York: Little, Brown and Company. 
"...Buchanan charges the architects of NAFTA and GATT with selling out the middle class and turning their backs on the nation.  As the voice of populist conservatism, he speaks to the desperation of the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs as a result of the free-trade policies of the Global Economy.  ...Basing his arguments on the principles of our Founding Fathers and using real-life stories to illustrate the plight of the working class, Buchanan raises an impassioned call to arms.  He offers a 'new economic nationalism,' and invites a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party in 2000 on the issues of national sovereignty and social justice..."
Newt Gingrich. April 1998. LESSONS LEARNED THE HARD WAY: A Personal Report. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 
"...Gingrich recounts some of the most challenging, even painful moments of his career and shows how they have forever reshaped his outlook.  ...says Gingrich, 'it is my intention to clear the air, to update Americans on the truth behind the headlines, and to give readers a much fuller understanding of who I am as a person and what I stand for.'"

Copyright 1998 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.