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

Label
1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world
Title
1948
Title remainder
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pietrusza, David
Dewey number
973.918092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E815
LC item number
.P54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Presidents
  • Presidential candidates
  • Politicians
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social change
  • Political culture
Label
1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world, David Pietrusza
Instantiates
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
Contents
  • 3.
  • 33.
  • "Ain't he coming?"
  • (starting p. 362)
  • 34.
  • "The campaign is ending and you still don't know"
  • (starting p. 376)
  • 35.
  • "Don't bother me anymore; I'm going to bed"
  • (starting p. 385)
  • 36.
  • "I hope it's the same team again, Henry"
  • "One for the books"
  • (starting p. 405)
  • Acknowledgments
  • (starting p. 413)
  • Notes
  • (starting p. 414)
  • Sources
  • (starting p. 487)
  • Index
  • (starting p. 509)
  • (starting p. 15)
  • 4.
  • "You men who have nigger children"
  • (starting p. 28)
  • 5.
  • "I'll be different, not like I used to be"
  • (starting p. 38)
  • 6.
  • Cast of Characters
  • "To err is Truman"
  • (starting p. 51)
  • 7.
  • "My very stomach turned"
  • (starting p. 65)
  • 8.
  • "The South can be considered safely Democratic"
  • (starting p. 75)
  • 9.
  • "No one laughs at Harold Stassen"
  • (starting p. viii)
  • (starting p. 83)
  • 10.
  • "Maybe Masaryk had cancer"
  • (starting p. 92)
  • 11.
  • "The Bronx is not cheering"
  • (starting p. 105)
  • 12.
  • "A lost ball in high grass"
  • (starting p. 119)
  • 1.
  • 13.
  • "We have a lot of Communists in New York"
  • (starting p. 133)
  • 14.
  • "Professors who scratch their waffles"
  • (starting p. 148)
  • 15.
  • "Why can't a simple soldier be left alone ...?"
  • (starting p. 158)
  • 16.
  • "Three sizes too large"
  • "It's such outrageous sport, really"
  • (starting p. 171)
  • 17.
  • "It might have been worse"
  • (starting p. 181)
  • 18.
  • "Shifty and somewhat slimy"
  • (starting p. 194)
  • 19.
  • "What do these people want?"
  • (starting p. 1)
  • (starting p. 201)
  • 20.
  • "The bright sunshine of human rights"
  • (starting p. 206)
  • 21.
  • "Behold, the validity of Christian principles"
  • (starting p. 219)
  • 22.
  • "An interesting and instructive evening"
  • (starting p. 226)
  • 2.
  • 23.
  • "The wool hat woman of Byron, Georgia"
  • (starting p. 237)
  • 24.
  • "I have been thinking of you holding the casket"
  • (starting p. 249)
  • 25.
  • "Half of the gallery are FBI agents"
  • (starting p. 258)
  • 26.
  • "You judge. I can't."
  • "Bases, bombs, Moscow, Leningrad, etc."
  • (starting p. 272)
  • 27.
  • "A last hysterical gasp of an expiring administration"
  • (starting p. 279)
  • 28.
  • "I have never laid eyes on him"
  • (starting p. 291)
  • 29.
  • "The unseemly spectacle we are now witnessing"
  • (starting p. 3)
  • (starting p. 302)
  • 30.
  • "You simply can't make a politician out of him"
  • (starting p. 312)
  • 31.
  • "Fifty million pounds of lard"
  • (starting p. 330)
  • 32.
  • "Daddy, you shouldn't say ̀hell'"
  • (starting p. 343)
Control code
ocn707260582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered 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
Label
1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world, David Pietrusza
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
Contents
  • 3.
  • 33.
  • "Ain't he coming?"
  • (starting p. 362)
  • 34.
  • "The campaign is ending and you still don't know"
  • (starting p. 376)
  • 35.
  • "Don't bother me anymore; I'm going to bed"
  • (starting p. 385)
  • 36.
  • "I hope it's the same team again, Henry"
  • "One for the books"
  • (starting p. 405)
  • Acknowledgments
  • (starting p. 413)
  • Notes
  • (starting p. 414)
  • Sources
  • (starting p. 487)
  • Index
  • (starting p. 509)
  • (starting p. 15)
  • 4.
  • "You men who have nigger children"
  • (starting p. 28)
  • 5.
  • "I'll be different, not like I used to be"
  • (starting p. 38)
  • 6.
  • Cast of Characters
  • "To err is Truman"
  • (starting p. 51)
  • 7.
  • "My very stomach turned"
  • (starting p. 65)
  • 8.
  • "The South can be considered safely Democratic"
  • (starting p. 75)
  • 9.
  • "No one laughs at Harold Stassen"
  • (starting p. viii)
  • (starting p. 83)
  • 10.
  • "Maybe Masaryk had cancer"
  • (starting p. 92)
  • 11.
  • "The Bronx is not cheering"
  • (starting p. 105)
  • 12.
  • "A lost ball in high grass"
  • (starting p. 119)
  • 1.
  • 13.
  • "We have a lot of Communists in New York"
  • (starting p. 133)
  • 14.
  • "Professors who scratch their waffles"
  • (starting p. 148)
  • 15.
  • "Why can't a simple soldier be left alone ...?"
  • (starting p. 158)
  • 16.
  • "Three sizes too large"
  • "It's such outrageous sport, really"
  • (starting p. 171)
  • 17.
  • "It might have been worse"
  • (starting p. 181)
  • 18.
  • "Shifty and somewhat slimy"
  • (starting p. 194)
  • 19.
  • "What do these people want?"
  • (starting p. 1)
  • (starting p. 201)
  • 20.
  • "The bright sunshine of human rights"
  • (starting p. 206)
  • 21.
  • "Behold, the validity of Christian principles"
  • (starting p. 219)
  • 22.
  • "An interesting and instructive evening"
  • (starting p. 226)
  • 2.
  • 23.
  • "The wool hat woman of Byron, Georgia"
  • (starting p. 237)
  • 24.
  • "I have been thinking of you holding the casket"
  • (starting p. 249)
  • 25.
  • "Half of the gallery are FBI agents"
  • (starting p. 258)
  • 26.
  • "You judge. I can't."
  • "Bases, bombs, Moscow, Leningrad, etc."
  • (starting p. 272)
  • 27.
  • "A last hysterical gasp of an expiring administration"
  • (starting p. 279)
  • 28.
  • "I have never laid eyes on him"
  • (starting p. 291)
  • 29.
  • "The unseemly spectacle we are now witnessing"
  • (starting p. 3)
  • (starting p. 302)
  • 30.
  • "You simply can't make a politician out of him"
  • (starting p. 312)
  • 31.
  • "Fifty million pounds of lard"
  • (starting p. 330)
  • 32.
  • "Daddy, you shouldn't say ̀hell'"
  • (starting p. 343)
Control code
ocn707260582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered 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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