1960 by David Pietrusza audiobook

1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon--The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies

By David Pietrusza
Read by Jeff Cummings

Brilliance Audio
18.65 Hours Unabridged
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"1960 aims to take us deeper into the campaign than Theodore White's famous The Making of the President, 1960. And it does." ―Chicago Sun-Times Award-winning historian David Pietrusza's hard-edged account of the 1960 Presidential Campaign―the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries, the party conventions' backroom dealings, the unprecedented television debates, along with hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy. And, at the center of it all, three future presidents―LBJ, JFK, and Nixon. "Terrific!" ―Robert A. Caro, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award It was the election that would ultimately give America "Camelot" and its tragic aftermath. 1960 is a stunning recreation of the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries, the party conventions' backroom dealings, the unprecedented television debates, along with hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy. And, at the center of it all, three future presidents―Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. In this essential work of history, David Pietrusza chronicles 1960's struggle for power by bringing to life its towering events and personalities, unlocking its secrets, and turning expert scholarship into rich, human storytelling. "A stirring, hard-edged political saga… An outstanding reexamination." ―Booklist "1960 provides new insights into that year's hard-fought, pivotal election, but, more than that, 1960 is great storytelling―a fascinating, can't-put-it-down account of how American politics really works." ―Former United States Attorney General Richard Thornburgh "Pietrusza's 1960 is essential for understanding the political forces that in many ways shaped the world we live in today." ―David Mark, journalist, political analyst, and author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning

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"1960 aims to take us deeper into the campaign than Theodore White's famous The Making of the President, 1960. And it does." ―Chicago Sun-Times

Award-winning historian David Pietrusza's hard-edged account of the 1960 Presidential Campaign―the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries, the party conventions' backroom dealings, the unprecedented television debates, along with hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy. And, at the center of it all, three future presidents―LBJ, JFK, and Nixon.

"Terrific!" ―Robert A. Caro, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award

It was the election that would ultimately give America "Camelot" and its tragic aftermath. 1960 is a stunning recreation of the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries, the party conventions' backroom dealings, the unprecedented television debates, along with hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy. And, at the center of it all, three future presidents―Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon.

In this essential work of history, David Pietrusza chronicles 1960's struggle for power by bringing to life its towering events and personalities, unlocking its secrets, and turning expert scholarship into rich, human storytelling.

"A stirring, hard-edged political saga… An outstanding reexamination." ―Booklist

"1960 provides new insights into that year's hard-fought, pivotal election, but, more than that, 1960 is great storytelling―a fascinating, can't-put-it-down account of how American politics really works." ―Former United States Attorney General Richard Thornburgh

"Pietrusza's 1960 is essential for understanding the political forces that in many ways shaped the world we live in today." ―David Mark, journalist, political analyst, and author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning

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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: 18.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English