The Making of the President 1960

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Harper Collins, Nov 3, 2009 - Political Science - 432 pages
A Harper Perennial Political Classic, The Making of the President 1960 is the groundbreaking national bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the 1960 presidential campaign and the election of John F. Kennedy. With this narrative history of American politics in action, Theodore White revolutionized the way presidential campaigns are reported. Now back in print, freshly repackaged, and with a new foreword written by Robert Dallek, The Making of the President 1960 remains the most influential publication about the election of John F. Kennedy.

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A wonderful book which manages to impart a real (as closely as I can remember it - I was born in mid 1961) feel for the early 1960s as well as for the characters involved. Paradoxically, though he is ... Read full review

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Every American election summons the individual voter to weigh the past against the future. Last Tuesday my wife worked half the day and came home. We then walked the two blocks or so to vote. Early ... Read full review


Authors Note
Waiting Two The Democrats First Stirrings
The Art of the Primary Wisconsin and West Virginia
PreConvention Democrats
Retrospect onYesterdays Future
Nixon for President Round
Round Two TheTelevision Debates
Kennedy for President Round Three
To Wake as President
Appendix A Appendix

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Theodore H. White (1915–1986) was an American political journalist, historian,and novelist, best known for the Making of the President series: his accounts of the1960, 1964, 1968, and 1972 presidential elections, all of which are being reissued withnew forewords by Harper Perennial Political Classics. His other books include ThunderOut of China, America in Search of Itself, and In Search of History: A Personal Adventure.

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