1948 by David Pietrusza audiobook

1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America

By David Pietrusza
Read by Jeff Cummings

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18.37 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781978641495

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The wild, combative inside story of the most stunning upset in the history of presidential elections: Harry Truman's 1948 victory over Tom Dewey. "Outstanding. . . . by far the best yet about the fateful [1948] election." ―Minneapolis Star-Tribune "Coherent, compelling. . . . A skillful, authoritative investigation." ―Kirkus Reviews Award-winning historian David Pietrusza unpacks the most ingloriously iconic headline in the history of presidential elections―DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN―to reveal the 1948 campaign's backstage events and recount the down-to-the-wire brawl fought against the background of an erupting Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, the birth of Israel, and a post-war America facing exploding storms over civil rights and domestic communism. "A terrific book. . . . a must-read." ―Ron Faucheux, former editor-in-chief, Campaigns & Elections magazine "David Pietrusza brilliantly portrays President Harry Truman's successful efforts to stave off the challenge of New York Gov. Tom Dewey, who was making a repeat bid as the Republican nominee." ―David Mark, journalist, political analyst, and author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning "Sweeping . . . compelling." ―Library Journal

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Summary

Summary

The wild, combative inside story of the most stunning upset in the history of presidential elections: Harry Truman's 1948 victory over Tom Dewey.

"Outstanding. . . . by far the best yet about the fateful [1948] election." ―Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Coherent, compelling. . . . A skillful, authoritative investigation." ―Kirkus Reviews

Award-winning historian David Pietrusza unpacks the most ingloriously iconic headline in the history of presidential elections―DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN―to reveal the 1948 campaign's backstage events and recount the down-to-the-wire brawl fought against the background of an erupting Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, the birth of Israel, and a post-war America facing exploding storms over civil rights and domestic communism.

"A terrific book. . . . a must-read." ―Ron Faucheux, former editor-in-chief, Campaigns & Elections magazine

"David Pietrusza brilliantly portrays President Harry Truman's successful efforts to stave off the challenge of New York Gov. Tom Dewey, who was making a repeat bid as the Republican nominee." ―David Mark, journalist, political analyst, and author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning

"Sweeping . . . compelling." ―Library Journal

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Author Bio: David Pietrusza

Author Bio: David Pietrusza

David Pietrusza has written or edited over three dozen books. An expert on the 1920s, he works as a public information officer. He lives in upstate New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English