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The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis

Author: Joshua M Glasser
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An in-depth account of the rise and fall of Thomas Eagleton as George McGovern's vice-presidential candidate.
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Named Person: George S McGovern; Thomas F Eagleton; Thomas F Eagleton; George S McGovern
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua M Glasser
ISBN: 9780300176292 0300176295
OCLC Number: 759174510
Description: 381 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The conundrum --
The candidate --
The campaign --
The wrench --
The upstart --
The game --
The pipedream --
The selection --
The running mate --
The investigation --
The disclosure --
The aftershock --
The muckraker --
The tablehopping --
The sunday shows --
The precedent --
The decision --
The aftermath --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Joshua M. Glasser.

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Drawing on personal interviews with McGovern, campaign manager Gary Hart, and other participants, as well as unpublished campaign records, the author captures the political and human drama of  Read more...

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"A gripping examination of how McGovern chose Thomas F. Eagleton of Missouri as his running mate without knowing the senator had undergone electroshock therapy./i>--David Shribman"The Salem News" Read more...

 
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