FDR, Dewey, and the Election of 1944 (BOK)

David M Jordan

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Although the presidential election of 1944 placed FDR in the White House for an unprecedented fourth term, historical memory of the election itself has been overshadowed by the war, Roosevelt's health and his death the following April, Truman's ascendancy, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb. Today most people assume that FDR's re-election was assured. Yet, as David M. Jordan's engrossing account reveals, neither the outcome of the campaign nor even the choice of candidates was assured. Just a week before Election Day, pollster George Gallup thought a small shift in votes in a few key states would award the election to Thomas E. Dewey. Though the Democrats urged voters not to "change horses in midstream," the Republicans countered that the war would be won "quicker with Dewey and Bricker." With its insider tales and accounts of party politics, and campaigning for votes in the shadow of war and an uncertain future, FDR, Dewey, and the Election of 1944 makes for a fascinating chapter in American political history.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter David M Jordan
Forlag
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780253356833
Antall sider 408 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 23,9cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 680 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd