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Theodore H. White’s landmark Making of the President series revolutionized American political journalism, investing his subject with both epic scope and a fresh frankness about backroom political strategy that was unlike anything that had come before. In this secondvolume of his groundbreaking series, White offers an intimate chronicleof the 1964 campaign for the White House, from the earthshaking tragedy of President Kennedy’s assassination through the battle for power between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater, whose candidacy paved the way for the modern conservative movement. White reports from within both campaigns, bringing to life a turbulent year in America’s history and a furious contest between two tough and seasoned political pros.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Theodore H. White (19151986) was an American political journalist, historian, and novelist, best known for the Making of the President series: his accounts of the 1960, 1964, 1968, and 1972 presidential elections, all of which are being reissued with new forewords by Harper Perennial Political Classics. His other books include Thunder Out of China, America in Search of Itself, and In Search of History: A Personal Adventure.
White was a Kennedy/Johnson partisan journalist, and his books are entertaining collections of political anecdotes and trivia, with occasional deeper insights. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TLR
I wish White was writing about the presidential elections today. His style and insight is captivating, educating and interesting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by avidreader
This is a very good book. IT is both interesting and enjoyable, but even more, it provides an insider's view into an important election. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dr. Cardinal
So here we have the second installment in The Making of the President series covering the 1964 U.S. Presidential election. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by Andrew Collins
For East Coast Americans like myself, 1964 was the Year of the Beatles, New York's World's Fair, and Bob Gibson. Read morePublished on May 27, 2005 by Bill Slocum