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Five days in Philadelphia : the amazing "We want Wilkie!" convention of 1940 and how it freed FDR to save the Western World

Author: Charles Peters
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
Database:WorldCat
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There were four strong contenders when the Republican Party met in June of 1940 to nominate its candidate: the crusading young attorney and rising Republican star Tom Dewey, two solid members of the Republican establishment, and dark horse Wendell Willkie, utilities executive, favorite of the literati and only very recently even a Republican. The leading candidates campaigned as isolationists. The charismatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wendell L Willkie; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Wendell L Willkie
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Peters
OCLC Number: 62590179
Notes: Originally published: New York : Public Affairs, ©2005.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Danger looms --
The greatest convention --
"Saving Freedom at a Moment of Great Peril."
Responsibility: Charles Peters.

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There were four strong contenders when the Republican Party met in June of 1940 to nominate its candidate: the crusading young attorney and rising Republican star Tom Dewey, two solid members of the Republican establishment, and dark horse Wendell Willkie, utilities executive, favorite of the literati and only very recently even a Republican. The leading candidates campaigned as isolationists. The charismatic newcomer Willkie was a liberal interventionist, just as anti-Hitler as FDR. After five days of floor rallies, telegrams from across the country, multiple ballots, rousing speeches, backroom deals, terrifying international news, and, most of all, the relentless chanting of "We Want Willkie" from the gallery, Willkie walked away with the nomination. [In this book, the author] shows, these five days and their improbable outcome were as important as the Battle of Britain in defeating the Nazis.

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