The Making of the President 1960

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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The Making of the President 1960 is the book that revolutionized-even created-modern political journalism. Granted intimate access to all parties involved, Theodore White crafted an almost mythic story of the battle that pitted Senator John E Kennedy against Vice-President Richard M. Nixon-from the decisive primary battles to the history-making televised debates, the first of their kind. Magnificently detailed and exquisitely paced, The Making of the President 1960 imbues the nation's presidential election process with both grittiness and grandeur, and established a benchmark against which all new campaign reporters would measure their work. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonaction-and the first entry in White's influential four-volume "narrative history of American politics in action"-this classic account remains the keystone of American political journalism. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Theodore H. White (1915-1986) was an American political journalist, historian, and novelist, best known for the Making of the President series: his accounts of the 1960,1964,1968, and 1972 presidential elections, all of which are being reissued with new forewords by Harper Perennial Political Classics. His other books include Thunder Out of China, America in Search of Itself, and In Search of History: A Personal Adventure.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Author's Notep. xvii
Waitingp. 3
The Democrats: First Stirringsp. 26
The Republicans: First Stirringsp. 59
The Art Of The Primary: Wisconsin And West Virginiap. 78
Pre-Convention: Democratsp. 115
Rendezvous At Los Angeles: The Democratic Conventionp. 150
The Republicans: From The Summit To Chicagop. 180
Prologuep. 211
Retrospect On Yesterday's Futurep. 213
Kennedy For President: Round Onep. 244
Nixon For President: Round Onep. 263
Round Two; The Television Debatesp. 279
Nixon For President: Round Threep. 296
Kennedy For President: Round Threep. 319
To Wake As Presidentp. 345
The View From The White Housep. 366
p. 385
p. 388
p. 391
Indexp. 395
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