Wendell Willkie

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"The 12 assessments of Wendell Willkie in this book are exceptionally well done.
They are interesting reading about a most interesting man." —The Coffeyville (KS)
Journal

"... a remarkable and useful compilation of essays... "
—Indiana Magazine of History

Indiana’s Wendell Willkie burst upon the national political scene in 1940 when, apparently out of nowhere, he won the Republican nomination for the presidency and ran against Franklin ...

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Overview

"The 12 assessments of Wendell Willkie in this book are exceptionally well done.
They are interesting reading about a most interesting man." —The Coffeyville (KS)
Journal

"... a remarkable and useful compilation of essays... "
—Indiana Magazine of History

Indiana’s Wendell Willkie burst upon the national political scene in 1940 when, apparently out of nowhere, he won the Republican nomination for the presidency and ran against Franklin Roosevelt. After his defeat, he traveled widely and returned to write 'One World, which had a tremendous impact on the then-isolationist United
States. "There was about him," the 'New York Times editorialized, "a warm and winning sincerity... a natural straightforwardness which left untouched no one who knew him."
These essays by a distinguished group of historians recognize one of the state’s most famous native sons and reassess his impact on history one hundred years after his birth.

Indiana University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253336194
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1992
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES H. MADISON, Professor of History at Indiana University and editor of the
Indiana Magazine of History, is author of several books and articles dealing with rural history and state history. His most recent books are The Indiana Way: A State History, Eli Lilly: A Life,
1885-1977 and Heartland: Comparative Histories of the Midwestern States.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Herman B Wells

Thinking About Wendell Willkie: An
Introduction
James H. Madison

Part I: Wendell Willkie in
Indiana....America

Willkie as a Hoosier: From Elwood to Rushville and In
Between
George T. Blakey

Strange Bedfellows: The Utility Magnate as
Politician
Mark H. Leff

Seeking the Presidency: Willkie as Politician

Ross Gregory

Willkie as Liberal: Civil Liberties & Civil
Rights
Harvard Sitkoff

Part II: Wendell Willkie & the
World

One World: An American Perspective
Howard
Jones

One World: A View from France
Andre
Kaspi

Modernizing the Republican Foreign Policy Agenda
A.S.
Manykin

Address of Wendell L. Willkie, Foundation Day, Indiana University, May 4,
1938

Bibliographic Essay
Wendell Willkie
Chronology
Contributors
Index
Illustrations precede Part II

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