University at Albany
Bruce Miroff

The Liberals' Moment (2007)
by Bruce Miroff

Bruce Miroff's The Liberals' Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party examines the 1972 presidential campaign, in which George McGovern was defeated in a landslide by Richard Nixon.

Miroff, a UAlbany professor of political science and expert on American politics and the presidency, offers a "wise and informative" book about this tumultuous time, according to Timothy Noah in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Since then, Miroff has authored or co-authored two more books.