The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2011 - History - 254 pages
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Between 1944 and 1953, a power struggle emerged between New York governor Thomas Dewey and U.S. senator Robert Taft of Ohio that threatened to split the Republican Party. In The Roots of Modern Conservatism, Michael Bowen reveals how this two-man b
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
ONE Thirst for Power and SelfPerpetuation 19441946
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TWO Communism vs Republicanism 19461948
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THREE Opportunity Wasted 1948
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FOUR A Nation of Morons 19491950
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FIVE The Great Republican Mystery 19511952
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SIX If We Sleep on This We Are Really Suckers 1952
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SEVEN Prelude to a Purge 19521953
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EIGHT Moderating Republicanism 19531964
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Conclusion
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Notes
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Bibliography
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Index
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About the author (2011)

He is a trial lawyer practicing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the author of numerous mysteries & non-fiction works. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1976. While at Harvard, he served on the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review. Before going to Harvard, Bowen graduated summa cum laude from Rockhurst College, a small jesuit college in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a bacherlor's degree in History. Bowen lives with his wife, Sara Armbruster Bowen (also a Harvard Law School graduate), & their three younger children in Fox Point, a suburb of Milwaukee.

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