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"1960 aims to take us deeper into the campaign than Theodore White's famous The Making of the President, 1960. And it does." -- Chicago Sun-Times

This is award-winning historian David Pietrusza's hard-edged account of the 1960 presidential campaign, the election that ultimately gave America "Camelot" and its tragic aftermath. It is the story of the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries; the party conventions' backroom dealings; the unprecedented television debates; the hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy -- and, at the center of it all, three future presidents: Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon.

"Terrific." -- Robert A. Caro, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award

"A stirring, hard-edged political saga... An outstanding reexamination." -- Booklist

"1960 provides new insights into that year's hard-fought, pivotal election, but, more than that, 1960 is great storytelling -- a fascinating, can't-put-it-down account of how American politics really works." -- former United States Attorney General Richard Thornburgh

"Essential for understanding the political forces that in many ways shaped the world we live in today." -- David Mark, author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning

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  • Print Length: 793 Pages
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