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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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Dynamic Democracy
Public Opinion, Elections, and Policymaking in the American States (Chicago Studies in American Politics)
Devin Caughey, Christopher Warshaw - 2022-11-23
Explore a bold new perspective on American democracy with this groundbreaking book. Devin Caughey and Christopher Warshaw challenge the common perception that ordinary citizens have little influence over their government. Through extensive research and evidence from over eight decades of state-level policymaking, the authors show that democracy in the United States can be more responsive to citizens' demands than skeptics believe. The book uses an empirical and theoretical approach to assess democracy as a dynamic process, revealing trends in mass partisanship, ideology, and voter accountability. Gain unparalleled insight into the evolution of state-level democracy and the mechanisms that drive policy change.
G. Elliott Morris
2022-11-01T13:32:05.000Z
Great book!      source
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Cautious Crusade
Franklin D. Roosevelt, American Public Opinion, and the War against Nazi Germany
Steven Casey - 2001-11-15
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Explore Americans' views on Nazi Germany during World War II and their impact on policy. Steven Casey's provocative book challenges commonly held beliefs about the US fight against Hitler. Based on original sources, the book traces elite and public attitudes toward Germany throughout the war, and how they evolved from efforts to destroy Nazism to attempts at rebuilding the defeated nation. A must-read for history buffs interested in the Roosevelt administration and World War II.
G. Elliott Morris
2022-02-24T19:55:22.000Z
Steven Casey's THE CAUTIOUS CRUSADE is a really good book about public opinion polling in the Department of Defense (and other Gov agencies) before and during WWII. It shows how FDR had to use propaganda to guide the public toward war, but that it favored preparations early on.      source
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How Charts Lie
Getting Smarter about Visual Information
Alberto Cairo - 2019-10-15
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This book delves into the power of charts and how they influence our perception of truth. The author, an expert in data visualization, explores the negative and positive effects of charts, infographics, and diagrams. Through examining real-life examples, from election-result infographics to global GDP maps, the book teaches readers how to interpret and use visual information effectively. A must-read for anyone who wants to be better equipped to decode and analyze the visuals presented to us every day.
G. Elliott Morris
2021-03-09T16:36:43.000Z
@Noahpinion you should interview @AlbertoCairo, he wrote a whole book about that!      source
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The Framers' Coup
The Making of the United States Constitution
Michael J. Klarman - 2016-10-14
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Discover the tumultuous and improbable drafting and ratification of the US Constitution in The Framers' Coup. Michael Klarman's prodigious research sheds light on the clashing interests that shaped the Constitution and American history itself. This narrative is told through the voices of participants, including riveting and colorful stories that will keep you engaged. Klarman's powerful arguments will reshape your understanding of the nation's founding, highlighting how multiple conflicting interests had a say in the creation of the Constitution. The Constitutional Convention almost didn't happen, and once it happened, it almost failed. This book will leave you with troubling questions about democratic legitimacy and how the Constitution has shaped our nation, for better or worse.
G. Elliott Morris
2020-09-21T15:23:38.000Z
@jbouie that's a good book      source
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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 - 2020-03-31
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Explore the history of the census in The Sum of the People, a captivating book that reveals why the true boundaries of nations aren't lines on maps but columns in census tabulations. From ancient China to modern day America, this book explores the impact census-taking has had on societies, from being instruments of exclusion to marvels of democracy. With current concerns over mass surveillance, this book offers insight into how the traditional census may offer an alternative solution.
G. Elliott Morris
2020-08-15T16:38:28.000Z
Apropos of nothing, I’m a few months late to it but this is a really good book      source
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Where Did You Get This Number?
A Pollster's Guide to Making Sense of the World
Anthony Salvanto - 2018-08-21
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Discover the world of polling and elections with Anthony Salvanto, CBS News’ Elections and Surveys Director. In Where Did You Get This Number?, Salvanto takes you behind the scenes and demystifies the jargon with plain language. Explore data-driven perspectives on the biggest issues of our time, including the surprising 2016 election, and get a better read on what America is thinking. Essential for anyone interested in politics, this book shows you how to better measure and understand patterns of human behavior.
G. Elliott Morris
2018-08-12T21:05:27.000Z
I was going to write an online version of something like this — now I don’t have to! Read Anthony’s book!      source
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Nation Builder
John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic
Charles N. Edel - 2014-10-06
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Nation Builder is a fascinating biography of John Quincy Adams, exploring his role as a central architect in shaping America's rise from a confederation of revolutionary colonies to a world power. Author Charles N. Edel examines Adams's service as senator, diplomat, secretary of state, president, and congressman, revealing a brilliant and visionary man who crafted a multitiered policy to expand U.S. territory, develop domestic infrastructure, and harness natural resources. Adams's strategies for insulating the nation from European quarrels and transforming the United States into a model of progress and liberty continue to resonate as America pursues its place in the twenty-first-century world.
G. Elliott Morris
2017-12-17T20:54:27.000Z
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
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Dangerous Nation
America's Foreign Policy from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
Robert Kagan - 2006-10-10
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Discover a riveting and brilliantly revisionist work of history that challenges the belief that the United States of America had been an isolationist power until the twentieth century. Through the book, the author Robert Kagan provides a captivating account of how Americans have always been increasing their global power and influence from the beginning. This is a book of great importance to understanding the nation’s history and its role in the global community.
G. Elliott Morris
2017-12-17T20:54:27.000Z
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
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Woodrow Wilson
H. W. Brands - 2003-06-01
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Discover the captivating rise and fall of one of America's major foreign policy shapers in this comprehensive account. Against a backdrop of World War I, the story details Woodrow Wilson's journey from academia to the White House, his tenacious commitment to ideals, and his struggles with opposition both at home and abroad. Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands offers a timely and well-informed exploration of Wilson's vision for the U.S. as a leader in moral diplomacy, a view that still resonates today.
G. Elliott Morris
2017-12-17T20:54:27.000Z
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
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Barbarian Virtues
The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917
Matthew Frye Jacobson - 2001-04-16 (first published in 2000)
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Experience a captivating history of America's immigrant identity and expansionist ambitions in Barbarian Virtues. Through a compelling analysis of political documents, travelogues, and art, Matthew Frye Jacobson expertly recasts American political life by shedding light on the intimate relationship between immigration and expansion at the turn of the twentieth century. Discover Jacobson's persuasive argument about how this period paved the way for present-day attitudes on Americanism. This thought-provoking read is a must for anyone interested in American history and identity.
G. Elliott Morris
2017-12-17T20:54:27.000Z
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