Journalist Joe McGinnis died this morning at the age of 71. He was one of America’s most famous (and infamous) journalists. In the age of Slate and Politico, it’s hard to imagine what it was like to read his book The Selling of the President in 1968. It was the first book to ever really take the American public inside a presidential campaign - in this case, Richard Nixon’s successful run for the White House. We look back at his controversial career.