The Making of the President 1972
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The Making of the President 1972

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"[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting." --William F. Buckley The Making of the President 1972 is the fourth book in Theodore H. White's landmark series, a riveting account of the 1972 presidential campaign and Richard M. Nixon's precedent-shattering landslide victory. White had made history with his groundbreaking narrative The Making of the President 1960, winning the Pulitzer Prize for revolutionizing the way that presidential campaigns were reported. Now, The Making of the President 1972--back in print, freshly repackaged, and with a new foreword by Cokie Roberts--joins Theodore Sorensen's Kennedy, White's The Making of the President 1960, 1964, and 1968, and other classics in the burgeoning Harper Perennial Political Classics series.show more

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  • Paperback | 397 pages
  • 134.9 x 203.2 x 24.6mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061900672
  • 9780061900679
  • 333,781

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In The Making of the President 1972, the fourth volume of narrative history of American politics in action, Theodore H. White brings his defining quartet of campaign narratives to a surprising and riveting close. The consummate journalist, White chronicles both the Democratic and the Republican parties as they jockeyed for position toward the end of Richard M. Nixon's turbulent first term. He illuminates the cinematic moments that shaped the campaign--the attempt on George Wallace's life, Edmund Muskie crying in the snow in New Hampshire, the swift rise and fall of Tom Eagleton, and the ongoing anguish of Vietnam--leading inexorably to a second chaotic collapse among the Democrats and a landslide victory for Nixon. Yet even as the president's highest ambitions were confirmed, White watches aghast as the "new Nixon" of 1968 is eclipsed by the corrupt Nixon of old--a Shakespearean conclusion to an astonishing political epoch.show more

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