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The Resource The last campaign : how Harry Truman won the 1948 election, Zachary Karabell

The last campaign : how Harry Truman won the 1948 election, Zachary Karabell

Label
The last campaign : how Harry Truman won the 1948 election
Title
The last campaign
Title remainder
how Harry Truman won the 1948 election
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Karabell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Includes a state-by-state table of the 1948 presidential vote for all parties
  • "It was the last presidential campaign in which Americans truly had a choice across the ideological spectrum, from the far Right to the far Left. And the winner, according to pundits and pollsters alike, would be the Republican standard-bearer, Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York. After sixteen years of Democratic rule, Americans seemed tired of the party and, in particular, of the somewhat inept incumbent, Harry Truman. Furthermore, Truman's chances appeared doomed by the growing strength of Henry Wallace's left-wing Progressive Party and Storm Thurmond's right-wing States' Rights Party, both drawing upon traditional Democratic constituencies." "Zachary Karabell tells the story of all four campaigns. Karabell argues that 1948 was the last time a presidential race would be dominated by radio and print media, and the last time progressive and far-Left viewpoints were openly debated and covered in the mainstream press, before the Cold War consensus placed an entire spectrum of political views beyond the pale." "Finally, Karabell shows why the polls were totally wrong, and how in the end Truman indulged in questionable political tactics to win the presidency. And he explains why this victory came at great cost to Truman's second term and to the country, paving the way for a Republican backlash and the virulent anti-Communist crusades of the 1950s."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karabell, Zachary
Dewey number
324.973/0918
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E815
LC item number
.K37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Dewey, Thomas E.
  • Presidents
Label
The last campaign : how Harry Truman won the 1948 election, Zachary Karabell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41347027
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375400865
Lccn
99028567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41347027
Label
The last campaign : how Harry Truman won the 1948 election, Zachary Karabell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41347027
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375400865
Lccn
99028567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41347027

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