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Final victory : FDR's extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign

Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The year is 1944, a president is under siege, there is a war-wrecked economy, an influx of returning war veterans, and a challenge to Social Security. When the wartime 1944 presidential election campaign geared up late that spring, Franklin D. Roosevelt had already occupied the White House years longer than any other president. Sensing likely weakness, the Republicans mounted an energetic and expensive campaign,  Read more...
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Thomas E Dewey; Thomas E Dewey; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Thomas E Dewey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Weintraub
ISBN: 9780306821134 0306821133 0306821125 9780306821127
OCLC Number: 744287559
Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Four more years? --
Bungled beginnings --
The Missouri compromise --
Fighting the fourth term --
Commander-in-chief --
"Roosevelt's dog and Dewey's goat" --
Misremembering Pearl Harbor --
Facing the nation --
The service vote --
The closing weeks --
The last stretch --
Election day.
Responsibility: Stanley Weintraub.

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A compelling narrative about FDR, preoccupied with winning the war and his deteriorating health, and the hard-fought presidential election for an unprecedented fourth term  Read more...
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Publishers Weekly, 3/26/12 "Weintraub paints a vivid portrait of the public mood and of FDR literally willing himself to victory with a relatively unknown running mate, Harry Truman...Historically Read more...

 
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