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Almost president : the men who lost the race but changed the nation

Author: Scott Farris
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles 12 men who have run for the presidency and lost, but who, even in defeat, have had a greater impact on American history than many of those who have served as president -- Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Farris
ISBN: 9780762763788 0762763787 9780762780969 0762780967
OCLC Number: 711046045
Description: xii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The concession --
Henry Clay, 1824, 1832, 1844 --
Stephen Douglas, 1860 --
William Jennings Bryan, 1896, 1900, 1908 --
Al Smith, 1928 --
Thomas E. Dewey, 1944, 1948 --
Adlai Stevenson, 1952, 1956 --
Barry Goldwater, 1964 --
George McGovern, 1972 --
Ross Perot, 1992, 1996 --
Al Gore, John Kerry, and John McCain, 2000, 2004, 2008.
Responsibility: Scott Farris.

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As the 2012 presidential campaign begins: Profiles of twelve men who have run for the presidency and lost, but who, even in defeat, have had a greater impact on American history than many of those  Read more...
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"[An] engaging study of men who came up short in the presidential arena but still had a significant effect on the life of the nation..." -Wall Street Journal "Scott Farris shines a welcome spotlight Read more...

 
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