MN Reads: Michael Schumacher, The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul

Jul 12, 2018

Credit © 2018 University of Minnesota Press

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Michael Schumacher, the author of The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul, published in 2018 by the University of Minnesota Press.

The book explores that tumultuous year with an in-depth look at the key players in the 1968 political landscape: the politicians, the activists, and the press.

Michael Schumacher is the author and editor of many books, including biographies of Eric Clapton, Phil Ochs, Francis Ford Coppola, and Allen Ginsberg.

Minnesota Reads is produced at KUMD with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.