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The Resource The upset that wasn't : Harry S. Truman and the crucial election of 1948, Harold I. Gullan

The upset that wasn't : Harry S. Truman and the crucial election of 1948, Harold I. Gullan

Label
The upset that wasn't : Harry S. Truman and the crucial election of 1948
Title
The upset that wasn't
Title remainder
Harry S. Truman and the crucial election of 1948
Statement of responsibility
Harold I. Gullan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite our collective memory of that election, Mr. Gullan argues that it was neither the "greatest upset in American political history" (as popular mythology would have it) nor merely a successful extension of the coalition built by Franklin Roosevelt (as many historians contend). Aided by so many advantages and fortuitous circumstances, Mr. Gullan declares, Truman should have won by an even larger margin. Notwithstanding the near unanimous opinion of polls, pundits, and publications favoring Dewey, a win by the New York governor would have been the authentic upset." "Making his case, Mr. Gullan surveys Truman's background and re-creates the happy but anxious years just after the war, as well as the events of this remarkable campaign. He shows why, in retrospect, the results of 1948 make it - along with 1932 and 1968 - one of the three most important elections in the twentieth century." "In his narrative, Mr. Gullan explains that Truman was rarely the "solitary rider" whom we remember. In 1948, Alben Barkley, James Rowe, Robert A. Taft, Henry Wallace, Clark Clifford, Strom Thurmond, even Joseph Stalin formed an important part of the story."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gullan, Harold I.
Dewey number
324.973/0918
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E815
LC item number
.G85 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Truman, Harry S
Label
The upset that wasn't : Harry S. Truman and the crucial election of 1948, Harold I. Gullan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-230) 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
Contents
  • [ch]. 5.
  • Truman's leverage
  • [ch]. 6.
  • Upset that wasn't
  • [ch]. 7.
  • Legacy of 1948
  • [ch]. 1.
  • Making of a politician
  • [ch]. 2.
  • Toughest job in the world
  • [ch]. 3.
  • Campaign takes shape
  • [ch]. 4.
  • Conventions: not at all conventional
Control code
39322646
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 240 pages
Isbn
9781566632065
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98026167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The upset that wasn't : Harry S. Truman and the crucial election of 1948, Harold I. Gullan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-230) 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
Contents
  • [ch]. 5.
  • Truman's leverage
  • [ch]. 6.
  • Upset that wasn't
  • [ch]. 7.
  • Legacy of 1948
  • [ch]. 1.
  • Making of a politician
  • [ch]. 2.
  • Toughest job in the world
  • [ch]. 3.
  • Campaign takes shape
  • [ch]. 4.
  • Conventions: not at all conventional
Control code
39322646
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 240 pages
Isbn
9781566632065
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98026167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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