1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

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Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007 - History - 533 pages
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The presidential election of 1920 was one of the most dramatic ever. For the only time in the nation's history, six once-and-future presidents hoped to end up in the White House. As people chose between the Wilsonian legacy of the League of Nations and Harding's more isolationist stand, this election would shape America's course in the twentieth century like no other. It was an election that saw unprecedented levels of publicity--the Republicans outspent the Democrats by 4 to 1--and it was the first to garner extensive newspaper and newsreel coverage. It was also the first election in which women could vote. Meanwhile, the 1920 census showed that America had become an urban nation--automobiles, mass production, chain stores, and easy credit were transforming the economy and American was limbering up for the roaring '20s, one of the most spectacular decades of its history. Pietrusza's riveting new work presents a dazzling panorama of presidential personalities, ambitions, plots, and counterplots--a picture of modern America at the crossroads.

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

5467. 1920 The Year of Six Presidents, by David Pietrusza (read 6 May 2017) I read with much enjoyment this author's book on the 1960 election and his book on the 1948 election. Those were banner ... Read full review

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User Review  - bontley - LibraryThing

Lousy, tangential title. Started off slow, and prose is in the style of an over-excited history teacher trying to make "our little drama" hip to his students. However, as the story took shape, and the ... Read full review

Contents

The Players in Our Drama
1
DISCOVER A COMMON HATE
9
Chapter
15
SOMETHING QUEER WAS HAPPENING
26
Chapter3 I SEEM TO HAVE GONE TO PIECES
36
Noted
47
HE Is THE ONLY CANDIDATE
55
A TURTLE ON A LOG
72
A TWENTIETHCENTURY APOLLO
122
Chapter9 CRIMINAL INTRIGUES EVERYWHERE
140
SUPERIOR BIOLOGIC VALUES
155
THE FUNERAL BAKE MEATS
167
A SAFE KIND OF LIBERAL
187
RED FEATHERS TIN BEARS AND CARDBOARD ORANGES
201
WARREN HARDING Is THE BEST OF THE SECONDRATERS
224
Bibliography
242

I AM GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS
90
HE Is CERTAINLY A WONDER
105
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About the author (2007)

David Pietrusza, CASEY Award winner, has authored or edited over thirty books. His Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series was nominated for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category. He lives in upstate New York.

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