The Election of 1948 and the Administration of Harry S. Truman by Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Thomas Dewey seemed certain to win the White House in 1948. Throughout the campaign that year, national polls -- even those released days before the election -- indicated that the Republican candidate had built a great lead over incumbent president Harry S. Truman. But on election day Truman pulled off one of the greatest upsets in American political history. In The Election of 1948 and the Administration of Harry S. Truman, historian Irwin Ross outlines the carefully prepared strategy Truman used to retain the presidency.