1948

Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America
CD - unabridged
Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: BN14028
Released: Dec 11, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781978641501
Narrator/s: Jeff Cummings
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

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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Author(s): David Pietrusza
Genre: History

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