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James L Merriner

Born: 1947 in Marietta, OH
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Merriner is a former Chicago Sun-Times political editor.

Biography: James Merriner graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and worked as the political editor, political columnist, and city editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Atlanta Constitution.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

James L Merriner on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Against long odds :
ISBN: 0275966429 OCLC: 41184994

Praeger, Westport, Conn. : ©1999.

"While many books detail how senators and representatives operate in Washington, this one describes how they stay in power. The congressional elections of 1998 were the most expensive in history. Incumbency reelection rates were 98.3 percent in the House and 89.7 percent in the Senate - a typical outcome even though Watergate-era campaign "reforms" were supposed to reduce the influence of money in politics. From the unique vantage of credible citizen-candidates who ran against congressional incumbents from Massachusetts to Hawaii during the 1990s, Against Long Odds tackles the question of why incumbents nearly always win."--Jacket.

  Grafters and Goo Goos :
ISBN: 0809328747 OCLC: 551733103

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : ©2004.

Mr. Chairman :
ISBN: 0809322803 OCLC: 47008286

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, Ill. : ©1999.

The man who emptied death row :
ISBN: 0809328658 OCLC: 435833456

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : ©2008.