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Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson, a former editor of the Washington Monthly, is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs. Among his recent books is The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2007, with Sidney M. Milkis (Congressional Quarterly).

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Eden, New York
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: July 11, 2016
Richard Russo's small-town Eden....
 
Politicians with Benefits
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: May 11, 2016
This article appeared in: Volume XVI, Number 2, Spring 2016

Sex scandals in American politics have a long history. 

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Memphis Sam
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: April 28, 2016
How a man--and a city--changed the world. ...
 
From Duke to The Donald
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: March 24, 2016
ESPN's 30 for 30 gets a lot right. ...
 
Sinatra at 100!
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: December 10, 2015
A CRB toast to Sinatra in his own words: "Cent'anni. May you live for 100 years. And may the last voice you hear be mine."...
 
Four-Horse Parlay
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: November 12, 2015
This article appeared in: Volume XV, Number 4, Fall 2015

As important players in the government they had brought about, Madison, Hamilton, Jay, and Washington cashed their winning tickets on the four-horse parlay that secured the Constitution.

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Triumph and Tragedy
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: August 12, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 3, Summer 2014

How civil rights went wrong.

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America's Game
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: February 7, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 1 - Winter 2013/14

How football reflects the nation we've become.

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The Thrill is Gone
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: November 19, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 4 - Fall 2013
A review of 
Too Much Information
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: May 13, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 1 - Winter 2012/13

A review of The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro

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Eisenhower as Statesman
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: November 19, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 3 - Summer 2012

A review of Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis—Suez and the Brink of War, by David A. Nichols; Eisenhower: The White House Years, by Jim Newton; and Eisenhower in War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith

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Soldiers and Citizens
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: January 31, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 1 - Winter 2011/12

The careful balance of civil-military relations.

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King of the Hill, Top of the Heap
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: July 1, 2011
This article appeared in: Vol. XI, Number 3 - Summer 2011

A review of Frank: The Voice, by James Kaplan

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The Case for the Academies
By: Michael Nelson
Posted: October 4, 2010
This article appeared in: Vol. X, Number 3 - Summer 2010

Where should America get her military officers?

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