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America in search of itself : the making of the President, 1956-1980

Author: Theodore H White
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes the forces that have changed American politics in these 25 years and discusses the campaign and election of 1980.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, Theodore H. (Theodore Harold), 1915-1986.
America in search of itself.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1982
(OCoLC)571958021
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore H White
ISBN: 0060390077 : 9780060390075
OCLC Number: 7975911
Notes: "A Cornelia and Michael Bessie book."
Maps on lining papers.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 465 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Where we started. The clutch of circumstance : 1980 --
The old country --
Campaign 1956 : hail and farewell --
pt. II. The transformation of American politics : 1960-1979. Interpassage : ideas in motion --
The great society --
The great inflation --
The reign of television --
The stewardship of Jimmy Carter --
pt. III. The election of 1980. The Republicans : enter Ronald Reagan --
The Democrats : the party that lost its way --
The primaries of 1980 : theater of the absurd --
The conventions : on stage and off --
What kind of people are we? The census of 1980 --
The campaign : breakup of the grand coalition --
Answers and questions.
Responsibility: Theodore H. White ; [endpaper maps by Frank Ronan].

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Describes the forces that have changed American politics in these 25 years and discusses the campaign and election of 1980.

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