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1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world / David Pietrusza.

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  • ISBN: 9781402767487 (hc)
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 520 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Union Square Press, c2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: The 1948 election was a war for the soul of the Democratic Party, with accidental president Harry Truman pitted against Henry Wallace, his embittered left-wing predecessor as vice president, and young South Carolina segregationist Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond. On the GOP side, it's a four-way battle between cold-as-ice New Yorker Tom Dewey, Minnesota upstart Harold Stassen, stodgy but brilliant Ohio conservative Robert Taft, and imperious but aged Douglas MacArthur. Author David Pietrusza goes beyond the headlines to place in context a down-to-the-wire fight against the background of an erupting Cold War, the birth of Israel, storms over civil rights, and domestic communism. Featuring a stellar supporting cast: Alger Hiss, Whitaker Chambers, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, Earl Warren, Paul Robeson, Lillian Hellman, Pete Seeger, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joe McCarthy, Clark Clifford, William O. Douglas, George C. Marshall, John Foster Dulles, Adlai Stevenson, Lyndon Johnson, H. L. Mencken, Harold Ickes, Clare and Henry Luce, and Ronald Reagan.
Subject: Presidents > United States > Election > 1948.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Presidential candidates > United States > Biography.
Politicians > United States > Biography.
Democratic Party (U.S.) > Biography.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1945-1953.
United States > Foreign relations > 1945-1953.
Social change > United States > History > 20th century.
Political culture > United States > History > 20th century.
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