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1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America

1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America

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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

Author: David Pietrusza
Publisher: Diversion Books
Published: 09/04/2018
Pages: 559
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.70lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781635764482
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