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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 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 6 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 7 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 13 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
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Despite Theodore White's lofty intentions and his coming to conclusion that peacemaker rather man of action won the Presidential Election in 1968, White betrays hostility to racial... Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by Sam
White was what another reviewer here has called a "genteel liberal", a man born into culture and privelege who was something of an idealist and perhaps more like the image of the... Read morePublished on January 7, 2011 by jjlaw