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In The Making of the President 1968, the third volume of the groundbreaking series that revolutionized American political journalism, Theodore H. White offers a compelling account of one of the most turbulent presidential campaigns in history: the 1968 election that put Richard M. Nixon in the White House. Viewing the electoral process from an insider's perspective—capturing both the vast scope and the intimate, behind-the-scenes details—White chronicles a campaign that saw the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, was marked by protest and violence in the streets of Chicago, and that came down to a neck-and-neck finish between the tenacious but ill-starred Hubert H. Humphrey and the most fascinating politician of the modern age: the finally, unexpectedly, victorious Richard Nixon.
Theodore H. White (1915–1986) was an American political journalist, historian,and novelist, best known for the Making of the President series: his accounts of the1960, 1964, 1968, and 1972 presidential elections, all of which are being reissued withnew forewords by Harper Perennial Political Classics. His other books include ThunderOut of China, America in Search of Itself, and In Search of History: A Personal Adventure.
I have heard of this series of books all of my life.
Once I read 1960, I had to read the others!
I have read the Making of a President 1960, 1964 and this one for 1968. Of these 3, the one on 1960 was excellent with a great opening chapter on John F. Read morePublished 8 months ago by booklover2
I read the MOP series as a teenager and young college student; I have first editions from 1972 and 1976. Now I am re-reading the series. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dale Napier
This rating is for all of Theodore White's "Making of the President" books, each of which I've now read on Kindle. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dabí Sánchez
I wish White was writing about the presidential elections today. His style and insight is captivating, educating and interesting. Read morePublished 24 months ago by avidreader
1968 was one of the most tumultuous years in twentieth century America. There was the Tet Offensive in January that, while a military failure for North Vietnam, was a political... Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by Andrew Collins
The late Mr. White's third chapter in his impressive four-volume series, yet again, is a stellar example of great reporting and wonderful writing. Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Franklin the Mouse
I had to read this in college many years ago and it was the book that launched my interest in politics which is still ongoing today. Mr. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Denny Jackson