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The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election

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In The Last Campaign, Zachary Karabell rescues the 1948 presidential campaign from the annals of political folklore ("Dewey Defeats Truman," the Chicago Tribune memorably and erroneously heralded), to give us a fresh look at perhaps the last time the American people could truly distinguish what the candidates stood for.

In 1948, Harry Truman, the feisty working-class Democratic incumbent was one of the most unpopular presidents the country had ever known. His Republican rival, the aloof Thomas Dewey, was widely thought to be a shoe-in. These two major party candidates were flanked on the far left by the Progressive Henry Wallace, and on the far right by white supremacist Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond. The Last Campaign exposes the fascinating story behind Trumans legendary victory and turns a probing eye toward a by-gone era of political earnestness, when, for “the last time in this century, an entire spectrum of ideologies was represented,” a time before television fundamentally altered the political landscape.

About the Author

Zachary Karabell was educated at Columbia and Oxford, and at Harvard, where he received his Ph.D. in American history in 1996. He is the author of What's College For? The Struggle to Define American Higher Education and Architects of Intervention: The United States, the Third World, and the Cold War, 1946-1962. He has taught at Harvard, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and Dartmouth. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, Boston Globe, The Nation, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700774
Author:
Karabell, Zachary
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Politics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
21:1, Spring 2001
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.96x5.24x.78 in. .69 lbs.

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