1960

LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon—The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies
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Author(s): David Pietrusza
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2018
Product Number: EB00771171
Released: Oct 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781635764451
Publisher: Diversion Books
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"1960 aims to take us deeper into the campaign than Theodore White's famous The Making of the President, 1960. And it does."—Chicago Sun-Times This is award-winning historian David Pietrusza's hard-edged account of the 1960 presidential campaign, the election that ultimately gave America "Camelot" and its tragic aftermath. It is the story of the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries; the party conventions' backroom dealings; the unprecedented television debates; the hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy—and, at the center of it all, three future presidents: Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. "Terrific." —Robert A. Caro, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award "A stirring, hard-edged political saga An outstanding reexamination."—Booklist "1960 provides new insights into that year's hard-fought, pivotal election, but, more than that, 1960 is great storytelling—a fascinating, can't-put-it-down account of how American politics really works."—former United States Attorney General Richard Thornburgh "Essential for understanding the political forces that in many ways shaped the world we live in today." —David Mark, author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning