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G. Elliott Morris

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G. Elliott Morris is an American data journalist for The Economist. He is best known for his work on election polling and predictive analytics.
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The Sum of the People
How the Census Has Shaped Nations, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age
Andrew Whitby - Mar 31, 2020
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The fascinating three-thousand-year history of the census, revealing why the true boundaries of today's nations aren't lines on a map, but columns in a census tabulationIn April 2020, the United States will embark on what has been called "the largest peacetime mobilization in American history": the decennial population census. It is part of a tradi...
G. Elliott Morris
Aug 15, 2020
Apropos of nothing, I’m a few months late to it but this is a really good book     source
Where Did You Get This Number?
A Pollster's Guide to Making Sense of the World
Anthony Salvanto - Aug 21, 2018
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CBS News’ Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto takes you behind the scenes of polling to show you how to think about who we are and where we’re headed as a nation.As Elections and Surveys Director for CBS News, it’s Anthony Salvanto’s job to understand you—what you think and how you vote. He’s the person behind so many of the poll number...
G. Elliott Morris
Aug 12, 2018
I was going to write an online version of something like this — now I don’t have to! Read Anthony’s book!     source
Nation Builder
John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic
Charles N. Edel - Oct 06, 2014
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"America goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy"--John Quincy Adams's famous words are often quoted to justify noninterference in other nations' affairs. Yet when he spoke them, Adams was not advocating neutrality or passivity but rather outlining a national policy that balanced democratic idealism with a pragmatic understanding of the y...
G. Elliott Morris
Dec 17, 2017
Many of you know I’m still an undergrad (if not, hello). A school tweet: This semester has been exhausting, but as I finish up my last exam I want to recommend these book to anyone looking for a good history of early American diplomacy, especially the Jacobson text. That is all     source
Dangerous Nation
America's Foreign Policy from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
Robert Kagan - Nov 06, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Most Americans believe the United States had been an isolationist power until the twentieth century. This is wrong. In a riveting and brilliantly revisionist work of history, Robert Kagan, bestselling author of Of Paradise and Power, shows how Americans have in fact steadily been increasing their global power and influence from the beginning. Drive...
G. Elliott Morris
Dec 17, 2017
Many of you know I’m still an undergrad (if not, hello). A school tweet: This semester has been exhausting, but as I finish up my last exam I want to recommend these book to anyone looking for a good history of early American diplomacy, especially the Jacobson text. That is all     source
Woodrow Wilson
H. W. Brands - Jun 01, 2003
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A comprehensive account of the rise and fall of one of the major shapers of American foreign policyOn the eve of his inauguration as President, Woodrow Wilson commented, "It would be the irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign affairs." As America was drawn into the Great War in Europe, Wilson used his scholarship, his p...
G. Elliott Morris
Dec 17, 2017
Many of you know I’m still an undergrad (if not, hello). A school tweet: This semester has been exhausting, but as I finish up my last exam I want to recommend these book to anyone looking for a good history of early American diplomacy, especially the Jacobson text. That is all     source
Barbarian Virtues
The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917
Matthew Frye Jacobson - Apr 16, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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How a new American identity was forged by immigration and expansion a century ago.In Barbarian Virtues, Matthew Frye Jacobson offers a keenly argued and persuasive history of the close relationship between immigration and America's newly expansionist ambitions at the turn of the twentieth century. Jacobson draws upon political documents, novels, tr...
G. Elliott Morris
Dec 17, 2017
Many of you know I’m still an undergrad (if not, hello). A school tweet: This semester has been exhausting, but as I finish up my last exam I want to recommend these book to anyone looking for a good history of early American diplomacy, especially the Jacobson text. That is all     source
A Diplomatic History of the American Revolution
Jonathan R. Dull - Sep 10, 1987 (first published in 1985)
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This introduction to the diplomacy of the American Revolution presents a fresh, realistic, and balanced portrait of revolutionary diplomats and diplomacy."The best single-volume introduction to the diplomacy of the American Revolution that we have." -H.M. Scott, University of St. Andrews, Scotland"This book certainly will become the new standard ac...
G. Elliott Morris
Dec 17, 2017
Many of you know I’m still an undergrad (if not, hello). A school tweet: This semester has been exhausting, but as I finish up my last exam I want to recommend these book to anyone looking for a good history of early American diplomacy, especially the Jacobson text. That is all     source