Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America
Author(s): David Pietrusza
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2018
Product Number: EB00771172
Released: Oct 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781635764475
Publisher: Diversion Books
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The wild, combative inside story of the most stunning upset in the history of presidential elections—Harry Truman's victory over Tom Dewey: "Outstanding."—Minneapolis Star-Tribune In this lively account, 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. "Coherent, compellingA skillful, authoritative investigation."—Kirkus Reviews "A terrific booka must-read."—Ron Faucheux, former editor-in-chief, Campaigns & Elections magazine "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, author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning "Sweepingcompelling."—Library Journal "Gripping detail."—The New York Journal of Books

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Author(s): David Pietrusza
Narrator(s): Jeff Cummings
Genre: History
Product Number BN14028
Released: Dec 11, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781978641501