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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Salzer Broder  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1929 in Chicago Heights, Illinois

Died: 2011 in Virgina

-- David Salzer Broder on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Broder received his bachelor's degree and an M. A. in political science from the University of Chicago. He served two years in the U. S. Army, and began his newspaper career at the Bloomington Pantagraph.

Biographical and Professional Information

David Broder was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, television talk show pundit, and university professor. He was also the White House correspondent for the Washington Post and wrote a twice weekly political column for the paper while teaching at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Published Works

  • The Republican Establishment (with Stephen Hess), Harper, 1967
  • The Party's Over: The Failure of Politics in America, Harper, 1972
  • Changing of the Guard: Power and Leadership in America, Penguin, 1981
  • Behind the Front Page: A Candid Look At How The News Is Made, Simon & Schuster, 1992
  • The Man That Would Be President: Dan Quayle (With Bob Woodward), Simon & Schuster, 1992
  • The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point (with Haynes Johnson), Little Brown, 1997
  • Democracy Derailed: Initiative Campaigns and the Power of Money, Harcourt, 2000

Selected Titles At Your Library

The party's over;
ISBN: 006010483X. OCLC Number:

Harper & Row. New York,. [1972]

Changing of the guard :
ISBN: 0140059407. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books,. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng. ;. 1981.

Behind the front page :
ISBN: 0743205502. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. [S.l.] :. 2000.

The man who would be president :
ISBN: 0671791834. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. ©1992.

Biography of Vice President Dan Quayle drawn from 200 interviews including 20 with Dan Quayle himself and 4 with his wife.

The system :
ISBN: 0316111457. OCLC Number:

Little, Brown,. Boston :. ©1997.

Democracy derailed :
ISBN: 0156014106. OCLC Number:

Harcourt,. New York :. 2001, ©2000.

A new form of government is spreading in the United States. It is alien to the spirit of the Constitution and its careful system of checks and balances. Though derived from a reform favored by Populists and Progressives as a cure for special-interest influence, this method of lawmaking has become the favored tool of millionaires and interest groups that use their wealth to achieve their own policy goals--a lucrative business for a new set of political entrepreneurs. [introduction].


  • Pulitzer Prize,
  • Distinguished Commentary