Heroes, Hacks, and Fools : Memoirs from the Political Inside

Ted Van Dyk was a senior advisor to presidential candidates Humphrey, McGovern, Carter, Ted Kennedy, Mondale, Hart, and Tsongas; served as vice president of Columbia University; and contributed regular essays to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other national publications, before returning to Bellingham, Washington.

"Well worth the attention of political junkies, students of American history, or anyone else who wants to know how politics really worked in the glory days of the Democratic Party. . . . Van Dyk's memoir is a great read, a wonderful primer for those who might seek to enter politics themselves, and a terrific walk down memory lane." -Boston Phoenix

"Van Dyk's story, particularly of the Humphrey-McGovern years, is one of the best accounts of that era in a long time." -Seattle Times