Overall, this is a well-written history book that is very readable.
Still, the main thrust of the book (how 1948 was the last year for so many things political), is infinitely fascinating and makes this a book impossible to put down.
Among the many errors, Strom Thurmond was first elected to the Senate in 1954, not 1952.
This is a an excellent book for political junkies about maybe the most interesting national election ever. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A Southern Reader
I would recommend this to anybody interested in US politics and the electoral process. I heard about it in the context of Obama versus Romney in the 2012 campaign, and the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tom Fallows
Harry Truman was the last of his kind, Thomas Dewey was ahead of his time. Truman gave 'em hell, lambasting his opponents with vitriol and vinegar. Read morePublished on February 3, 2011 by Rule 62 Ken
Overall, I thought this was an interesting read. However, I think the author went overboard in his criticism of Truman for bringing down the level of discourse. Read morePublished on August 21, 2008 by KinksRock
But I'm a historical, political junkie. As it happens this book is very relevant today. Senator Trent Lott has been having problems with his segregationist toasts at Senator Strom... Read morePublished on January 15, 2003 by JOHN GODFREY
Zachary Karabell has written an exciting account of the 1948 election, surely one of the most dramatic presidential elections ever. Read morePublished on October 27, 2001
Forget FDR. Forget JFK. Forget Reagan. When it comes to naming the President that Presidents themselves most often seek to emulate, Harry Truman takes the prize. Read morePublished on October 22, 2001 by Patrick Ruffini
Dr. Zachary Karabell's "The Last Campaign" focuses on the legendary 1948 presidential campaign - one of those rare campaigns which are remembered and discussed decades... Read morePublished on August 12, 2001
Truman's 1948 "Give'em Hell, Harry" campaign is legendary and the stuff of legions of books. Read morePublished on July 12, 2001 by Amazon Customer