Dewey Defeats Truman

Dewey Defeats Truman Author Thomas Mallon
ISBN-10 9780345805577
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 364
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From a writer whose last book, Henry and Clara, prompted John Updike to declare Thomas Mallon one of the most interesting American novelists at work, comes a story that perfectly captures the delightful romance and wistful magic of our recent, and more innocent, past. Thomas Mallon has masterfully appropriated a jubilant legend (and famous headline) of modern American history -- Harry Truman's upset victory over Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election -- and built around it a midwestern Midsummer Night's Dream. Set in Dewey's hometown of Owosso, Michigan, this is the captivating story of a local love triangle that mirrors the national election contest. As the voters must decide between candidates, so must Anne Macmurray choose between two suitors: an ardent UAW organizer and his polar opposite, a wealthy lawyer who's certain he will ride to state Senate victory on Republican coattails. As they weave a small-town tapestry of dreams and secrets, the people of Owosso ready themselves for the fame that is bound to shower down upon them after Dewey's "sure thing" victory. But as the novel -- and history -- move toward election night, we watch the citizens of Owosso, Anne Macmurray and her suitors in particular, await the outcome of the election and the rearrangement of their fates in a climax filled with suspense, chagrin, and unexpected joy.

The Last Campaign

The Last Campaign Author Zachary Karabell
ISBN-10 9780307428868
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 336
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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 Truman’s 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dewey Decimal System Defeats Truman

Dewey Decimal System Defeats Truman Author Scott McCullar
ISBN-10 9780786481255
Release 1998-05-01
Pages 95
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Ever wanted a quiet place to read? Try the mime library. Wonder why books sometimes wake up cold? Because someone stole the covers. And why do hitmen come after librarians? They know too much, of course. These are just a few of the offbeat insights from cartoonist Scott McCullar. You'll discover ancient book preservation techniques, just how ubiquitous e-mail now is, and what books do at night while the library is closed. After all, in what other profession can you so easily reduce the budget -- simply by putting it on microfiche?

Truman Defeats Dewey

Truman Defeats Dewey Author Gary Donaldson
ISBN-10 081312851X
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Truman Defeats Dewey has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Truman Defeats Dewey also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Truman Defeats Dewey book for free.

Truman s Triumphs

Truman s Triumphs Author Andrew E. Busch
ISBN-10 070061866X
Release 2012
Pages 280
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Offers a fresh and revealing account of the dramatic 1948 presidential election between President Harry Truman and challenger Thomas Dewey. Recounts a contest with more twists and turns and a different outcome than most contemporaries anticipated, and makes engaging reading for scholar and history buff alike."

Harry S Truman

Harry S  Truman Author Michael Schuman
ISBN-10 076602010X
Release 2003
Pages 112
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Explores the life and political accomplishments of Harry S. Truman, including the Truman Doctrine and his decision to drop the atomic bomb.

Whistle Stop

Whistle Stop Author Philip White
ISBN-10 9781611686494
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 320
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President Harry Truman was a disappointment to the Democrats, and a godsend to the Republicans. Every attempt to paint Truman with the grace, charm, and grandeur of Franklin Delano Roosevelt had been a dismal failure: Truman's virtues were simpler, plainer, more direct. The challenges he faced--stirrings of civil rights and southern resentment at home, and communist aggression and brinkmanship abroad--could not have been more critical. By the summer of 1948 the prospects of a second term for Truman looked bleak. Newspapers and popular opinion nationwide had all but anointed as president Thomas Dewey, the Republican New York Governor. Truman could not even be certain of his own party's nomination: the Democrats, still in mourning for FDR, were deeply riven, with Henry Wallace and Strom Thurmond leading breakaway Progressive and Dixiecrat factions. Finally, with ingenuity born of desperation, Truman's aides hit upon a plan: get the president in front of as many regular voters as possible, preferably in intimate settings, all across the country. To the surprise of everyone but Harry Truman, it worked. Whistle Stop is the first book of its kind: a micro-history of the summer and fall of 1948 when Truman took to the rails, crisscrossing the country from June right up to Election Day in November. The tour and the campaign culminated with the iconic image of a grinning, victorious Truman holding aloft the famous Chicago Tribune headline: "Dewey Defeats Truman."


Booknotes Author Brian Lamb
ISBN-10 0142002496
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 556
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Contemporary writers and historians examine specific events that have shaped American history, from the Boston Tea Party to the 2000 election and the events of September 11, 2001.

People of Destiny HARRY S TRUMAN

People of Destiny HARRY S  TRUMAN Author Kenneth G. Richards
Release 1968
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People of Destiny HARRY S TRUMAN has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from People of Destiny HARRY S TRUMAN also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full People of Destiny HARRY S TRUMAN book for free.

Presidential Elections

Presidential Elections Author Syl Sobel
ISBN-10 0764192310
Release 2001-09-01
Pages 48
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Explains the history and process of electing a president of the United States, and provides facts about Presidents, first ladies, and campaigns.

Illinois History

Illinois History Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112051071212
Release 1996
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Illinois History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Illinois History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Illinois History book for free.

Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman Author Judy Alter
ISBN-10 0766050696
Release 2002
Pages 48
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Traces the life of the president who ordered the dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan. Includes Internet links to Web sites, source documents, and photographs related to Harry Truman.


Shure Author Charles J. Kouri
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123916202
Release 2001
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Shure has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Shure also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Shure book for free.

Harry S Truman

Harry S  Truman Author Paul Joseph
ISBN-10 1562397435
Release 1999
Pages 32
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A biography of the senator from Missouri who became the thirty-third president of the United States in 1945.

Presidential Elections

Presidential Elections Author Delana Heidrich
ISBN-10 0768227496
Release 2004
Pages 64
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Presents information on how presidents are elected, from who runs and why to who votes and how.

Presidential anecdotes

Presidential anecdotes Author Paul F. Boller
ISBN-10 WISC:89060701422
Release 1996-06-13
Pages 451
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From George Washington to Bill Clinton, a collection of delightful anecdotes

Presidential winners and losers

Presidential winners and losers Author John R. Vile
ISBN-10 1568027559
Release 2002
Pages 380
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Presidential scholar John Vile brings together a rich collection of speeches, statements, and related information that focus on a subject largely neglected by presidential studies: How successful and unsuccessful candidates for the highest office in the land deal with the outcome of the election. Vile has collected more than 500 speeches and other documents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, that relate to the outcome of elections. Many are actual candidate statements or speeches, while others are private letters, diary entries, interviews, and newspaper and journal articles. Vile shows how, collectively, they create a window to the thoughts of presidential candidates once the voters have made their choice. Never before has a scholar brought together in one place material about victory and concessions following races for the White House. Vile treats all presidential elections separately, each with commentary setting the context for the speeches and other material he presents for the victor and the vanquished. He begins the volume with a brilliant analytical essay that shows the evolution and development of victory and concession speeches. In it he draws parallels between concession and victory speeches and other types of presidential rhetoric, and illustrates how the words and tone of statements serve to heal the wounds of elections campaigns, to set the agenda for an administration, and to rally the partisans of both the winner and loser. In addition, the volume includes a lengthy bibliography, an appendix elections chart to help track election years, candidates, states, and parties and a complete index.