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Just plain Dick : Richard Nixon's Checkers speech and the "rocking, socking" election of 1952

Author: Kevin Mattson
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A behind-the-scenes, sixtieth anniversary commemoration of the thirty-seventh President's famous "Checkers" speech demonstrates how it salvaged a psychologically troubled Nixon's position on Eisenhower's Republican ticket, set the tone for the 1952 campaign, and reflected period politics and culture.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Mattson
ISBN: 9781608198122 160819812X
OCLC Number: 778421812
Description: 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Portrait of the young political artist as madman (from the inner cranium to history) --
Anxieties--
of a Cold War spring and an "inside dopester" --
A summer of "the Great Salesroom" --
"A wonderful guy"? --
"Chin up" --
"America has taken Dick Nixon to its heart" --
The dog that bit.
Other Titles: Richard Nixon's Checkers speech and the "rocking, socking" election of 1952
Responsibility: Kevin Mattson.

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A behind-the-scenes, sixtieth anniversary commemoration of the thirty-seventh President's famous "Checkers" speech demonstrates how it salvaged a psychologically troubled Nixon's position on Eisenhower's Republican ticket, set the tone for the 1952 campaign, and reflected period politics and culture.

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