Upset That Wasn't: Harry S. Truman and the Crucial Election of 1948 / Edition 1

Upset That Wasn't: Harry S. Truman and the Crucial Election of 1948 / Edition 1

by Harold I. Gullan
     
 

In this persuasive reappraisal of Truman’s 1948 victory, Harold Gullan argues that it was neither the “greatest upset in American political history” nor merely a successful extension of the coalition built by Franklin Roosevelt. Despite the near unanimous opinion of polls, pundits, and publications favoring Thomas E. Dewey, a win by Dewey would

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In this persuasive reappraisal of Truman’s 1948 victory, Harold Gullan argues that it was neither the “greatest upset in American political history” nor merely a successful extension of the coalition built by Franklin Roosevelt. Despite the near unanimous opinion of polls, pundits, and publications favoring Thomas E. Dewey, a win by Dewey would have been the authentic upset. Mr. Gullan shows why, in retrospect, the results of 1948 make it—along with 1932 and 1968—one of the three most important elections in the twentieth century. “A lucid, enlightening historical survey, as well as a nostalgic look at a bygone era.”—Kirkus Reviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566632065
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
American Ways Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
1The Making of a Politician7
2The Toughest Job in the World38
3The Campaign Takes Shape60
4The Conventions - Not at All Conventional89
5Truman's Leverage111
6The Upset That Wasn't147
7The Legacy of 1948189
A Note on Sources219
Index231

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