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The Resource 1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world, David Pietrusza

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

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1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world
Title
1948
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Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world
Statement of responsibility
David Pietrusza
Title variation
Nineteen forty-eight
Title variation remainder
Harry Trumans improbable victory and the year that transformed Americas role in the world
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Language
eng
Summary
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.--From publisher description
Summary
An examination of the 1948 presidential race explores Harry Truman's stunning upset in the context of an erupting Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, the birth of Israel, and the brewing storm over civil rights and domestic communism
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10086075
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.918092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E815
LC item number
.P54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world
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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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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn707260582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 520 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781402767487
Lccn
2011026599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)707260582
Label
1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world, David Pietrusza
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn707260582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 520 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781402767487
Lccn
2011026599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)707260582

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