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The Resource 1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world, David Pietrusza

1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world, David Pietrusza

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1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world
Title
1948
Title remainder
Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world
Statement of responsibility
David Pietrusza
Title variation
  • Nineteen forty-eight
  • Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 1948 election was a war for the soul of the Democratic Party, with accidental president Harry Truman pitted against Henry Wallace, his embittered left-wing predecessor as vice president, and young South Carolina segregationist Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond. On the GOP side, it's a four-way battle between cold-as-ice New Yorker Tom Dewey, Minnesota upstart Harold Stassen, stodgy but brilliant Ohio conservative Robert Taft, and imperious but aged Douglas MacArthur. Author David Pietrusza goes beyond the headlines to place in context a down-to-the-wire fight against the background of an erupting Cold War, the birth of Israel, storms over civil rights, and domestic communism. Featuring a stellar supporting cast: Alger Hiss, Whitaker Chambers, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, Earl Warren, Paul Robeson, Lillian Hellman, Pete Seeger, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joe McCarthy, Clark Clifford, William O. Douglas, George C. Marshall, John Foster Dulles, Adlai Stevenson, Lyndon Johnson, H.L. Mencken, Harold Ickes, Clare and Henry Luce, and Ronald Reagan.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOWTO
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1949-
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Pietrusza, David
Dewey number
973.9180922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Truman, Harry S
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Presidents
  • Presidential candidates
  • Politicians
  • Social change
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world, David Pietrusza
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-508) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
xxiii, 519 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781635764482
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1937051
  • 889969
Label
1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world, David Pietrusza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-508) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
xxiii, 519 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781635764482
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1937051
  • 889969

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