Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election And The Battle For America's Soul
by A. J. Blaime
- American History
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A history-making comeback
On the eve of the 1948 election, America was a fractured country. Racism was rampant, foreign relations were fraught, and political parties were more divided than ever. Americans were certain that President Truman’s political career was over. Truman’s own staff did not believe he could win. The only man in the world confident that Truman would win was Mr. Truman himself. And win he did.
In Dewey Defeats Truman, A. J. Baime sheds light on one of the most action-packed six months in American history, as Truman not only triumphs, but oversees watershed events--the passing of the Marshall plan, the acknowledgement of Israel as a new state, the careful attention to the origins of the Cold War, and the first desegregation of the military.
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|Release Date:||July 7, 2020|