March 1, 1994
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To Be a Politician

Updated for this 1994 edition, Stimson Bullitt's widely praised book on political life is as relevant today as when it was first published in 1959.


"This brilliant and original book should become a small political classic."—Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

"Mr. Bullitt is a liberal of the most admirable sort..a man who brings to the world he observes disenchantment, affection, skepticism, sympathy, toughness and wit..A splendid, civilized piece of work—human and humane, funny, hopeful, exciting, and..ennobling, as any civilized work must be."—Richard H. Rovere, New Yorker

"What the rest have done, when placed alongside this book, seems on a plane with offerings of greeting card writers."—Sydney Hyman, New York Times

"This brilliant little book..[is] honest, epigrammatic, readable, stimulating, and wise..I know of no other work which tells us so much of the peculiar character of American politics in our day."—Daniel Boorstin, Saturday Review

"[The book] assays at several ounces of epigrammatic gold per paragraph..A classic like this should help, by its very existence, to raise the status of politics as a profession."—William H. Stringer, Christian Science Monitor

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