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Author Pietrusza, David, 1949- author.

Title 1948 [electronic resource] : Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Diversion Books, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (562 pages)
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Summary The wild, combative inside story of the most stunning upset in the history of presidential elections: Harry Truman's 1948 victory over Tom Dewey. Outstanding ... by far the best yet about the fateful [1948] election." -- Minneapolis Star-Tribune "Coherent, compelling ... A skillful, authoritative investigation." -- Kirkus Reviews Award-winning historian David Pietrusza unpacks the most ingloriously iconic headline in the history of presidential elections -- DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN -- to reveal the 1948 campaign's backstage events and recount the down-to-the-wire brawl fought against the background of an erupting Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, the birth of Israel, and a post-war America facing exploding storms over civil rights and domestic communism. "A terrific book ... a must-read." -- Ron Faucheux, former editor-in-chief, Campaigns & Elections magazine "David Pietrusza brilliantly portrays President Harry Truman's successful efforts to stave off the challenge of New York Gov. Tom Dewey, who was making a repeat bid as the Republican nominee." -- David Mark, journalist, political analyst, and author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning "Sweeping ... compelling." -- Library Journal".
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Subject Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- Biography.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- Biography.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Politicians -- United States -- Biography.
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1948.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781635764475 (epub)
Standard No. 9781635764475

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