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This is a story involving more than Kennedy, Nixon, and Johnson.
Pietrusza provides a very interesting account of the 1960 election and takes up some of the most fascinating stories to occur on the campaign.
The one weakness that perhaps Author Pietrusza could have spent time in his conclusions was the one "what if" that was lacking.
Hindsight is more apt to be 20-20, and this book definitely fills in a lot of blanks. 1960 's election was the first one I took seriously - I voted for Nixon - and stayed up all... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Barbara McArthur
This is a book that gives a true comparison of the three men who would eventually become president. From the political candidate level to the personal level it will tell you things... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert E. Dennis
This is the 2nd Presidential Election Book by David Pietrusza I have read. I loved it from start to end! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Richard Vanier
Zingy quotes, gossip, scandal, and looks into candidates' dark sides makes for entertaining history of the greatest race. But this is still for hard cores only. Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Rodeck
I originally reviewed this book for a web-site I once had called "Intellectual Chowder". However, that has long since vanished, so I might as well review it again. Read morePublished on November 15, 2011 by Joseph A. Harder
The politics of the 1960s got off with a bang with the first election of that decade which oddly enough featured all the main players in matters political for the next 12 years. Read morePublished on October 29, 2011 by M. A Newman
The presidential election of 1960 is one of the closest and most storied in our nation's history.
David Pietrusza offers a fresh look back on that contest in this... Read more
I found this book in a used book store in Halifax a couple of weeks ago and had trouble putting it down once I began to read it, it's one of the best history books I've ever read. Read morePublished on October 24, 2010 by Rule 62 Ken