A Voter's Journey

Non-Fiction - Gov/Politics
400 Pages
Reviewed on 12/11/2014
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Author Biography

Bill Lewers was raised on Long Island, just outside the New York City limits. He received B.A. degrees from Rutgers (mathematics) and the University of Maryland (history) and a MAT degree from Harvard (math education). He taught mathematics in Port Washington, New York and Wallingford, Vermont before commencing a career with IBM.

Bill is an avid baseball fan and his life-long devotion to the Boston Red Sox is chronicled in his first book, "Six Decades of Baseball: A Personal Narrative". This was followed by "A Voter’s Journey" which is the story of one ordinary voter’s attempt to make sense out of the American political system.

Bill lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Mary and two sons, Mark and John.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

A Voter’s Journey by Bill Lewers is politics through the eyes of someone like you and me. It’s the personal journey of Mr. Lewers through the world of voting and how the voters themselves are a large part of the system, helping to shape the future as much as the politicians. Bill Lewers leads you through voting in the '50s where the Republicans were seen as the good guys. On to the '60s when politics was a little heated to say the least. Letters from politicians in the '70s reveal an eye-opening look inside the life of a politician and some of the players we have always seen as perhaps not as important take center stage for a while. Read about elections, about how the politicians deal in the run-up to one and about how the voter is brought into play. Learn about ballots, single and multiple, and the part they play. Most of all, learn about democracy, about your role as a voter and how your decision affects the future.

A Voter’s Journey by Bill Lewers was quite an intriguing read. I tend to steer clear of politics where I can, mainly because I don’t understand most of it, but this is kind of an eye-opener. It’s a personal journey that Mr. Lewers is kind enough to take us all on and it’s one that every voter who doesn’t know why they vote or what it’s all about should read. I like to read real stories, books that are built on personal experience. I find myself doing a lot of head shaking, nodding and perhaps a little laughter here and there and that’s how A Voter’s Journey got me. We may live and vote in different countries, but his book just brings it home that politics is politics and elections are elections - no matter where you are in the world. Very good book and very well written as well.