The Making of the President 1964

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Harper Collins, Dec 14, 2010 - History - 480 pages
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Theodore H. White’s landmark Making of the President series revolutionized American political journalism, investing his subject with both epic scope and a fresh frankness about backroom political strategy that was unlike anything that had come before. In this secondvolume of his groundbreaking series, White offers an intimate chronicleof the 1964 campaign for the White House, from the earthshaking tragedy of President Kennedy’s assassination through the battle for power between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater, whose candidacy paved the way for the modern conservative movement. White reports from within both campaigns, bringing to life a turbulent year in America’s history and a furious contest between two tough and seasoned political pros.


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White is an excellent historian who reinvented modern political reporting. This specific book shows great insight into a pivotal campaign in our nations history. Highly recommend. Read full review

Review: The Making of the President 1960

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This is a pretty fantastic account of the election of 1960, which includes all of the major candidate's strategies in the lead up to the primaries, in-depth first-person reporting from the Kennedy and ... Read full review

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Theodore H. White (1915–1986) was an American political journalist, historian,and novelist, best known for the Making of the President series: his accounts of the1960, 1964, 1968, and 1972 presidential elections, all of which are being reissued withnew forewords by Harper Perennial Political Classics. His other books include ThunderOut of China, America in Search of Itself, and In Search of History: A Personal Adventure.

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