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The author's approach was both highly readable and thoroughly professional.
Peters repeatedly makes the assertion that Willkie's nomination was far better for the country, but I'm not convinced of that.
I wish there had been more related to how the votes switched but at times the book jumped around and skipped over details.
Good book for those who don't know much about the 1940 Campaign for Wendell Willkie. Those who are more knowledgeable will probably find it - as I did - superficial. Read morePublished 14 months ago by TR wilson
Reading this book by the legendary founder of Washington Monthly, I thought, "wouldn't it be fun to see a Republican convention like this this year? Read morePublished on February 26, 2012 by Kelly Arile
I came to Charles Peters' study "Five Days in Philadelphia" (2005) after reading Steve Neal's biography of Wendell Willkie, "Dark Horse" Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie. Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Robin Friedman
Wendell Willkie, the Republican nominee for the U. S. presidency in 1940, is a man that history has generally forgotten. Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by Charles Ashbacher
Books detailing the wheeling and dealing that takes place during the selection of presidential candidates can make for absorbing reading. This book is no exception. Read morePublished on January 6, 2010 by Paul Brooks
This little book is a bit like historian John Lukacs book "Five Days in London, May 1940" and the two make useful contributions to our understanding of the period. Read morePublished on June 11, 2008 by Michael T Kennedy
This book provides an interesting account of the republican convention of 1940 and the effects it had on the country. Read morePublished on September 15, 2007 by Lehigh History Student
The time frame for these historic event could not have been more compelling, the Repubican National convention of 1940. The lights had just gone out across Europe. Read morePublished on August 29, 2007 by JOHN GODFREY
Charles Peters tells a great tale, and it is a treat to read prose by one so gifted in the English language and so precise in his meaning. Read morePublished on April 11, 2006 by MediaCritic