A funny thing happened on the way to the White House: humor, blunders, and other oddities from the presidential campaign trail

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Hyperion Books, May 13, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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A treasury of whimsical presidential campaign anecdotes from the past seventy years is a compendium of lighthearted speech excerpts, interviews, and press-conference quotes from the campaigns of such presidents as FDR, Truman, and JFK. 50,000 first printing.

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User Review  - cyderry - LibraryThing

We've all heard Harry Truman's saying about if it's too hot to get out of the kitchen, well this book is full of the quips and anecdotes from presidential elections from Harry Truman through Bush II ... Read full review

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User Review  - LesaHolstine - LibraryThing

Many of the quotes and jokes in this book are from the candidates themselves. If you're a fan of political trivia, this book will bring back memories. My favorite quote, though, was from Harry Truman ... Read full review

Contents

TRUMAN vs DEWEY
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EISENHOWER vs STEVENSON
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EISENHOWER vs STEVENSON
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Charles Osgood, who has been dubbed CBS News' "poet in residence," writes and anchors The Osgood File four times daily over the CBS Radio Network, and anchors CBS News Sunday Morning. He is the winner of three Emmys and three Peabody Awards. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Jean. They have five children.