Students of politics and political reporting should cheer: This too- long-out-of-print classic is coming back. The book and the campaign it covered are throwbacks to an era more and more citizens, increasingly mired in sound-bites and tabloidism, are at least subconsciously desperate to resuscitate. You'll be amazed at how knowledgeable (and sometimes even wise) both White and the candidates he covers--Kennedy and Nixon--seem. Yes, it was too good to be true, but what a nice idea.
More than a fascinating account of how one man succeeded in reaching the White House, while other failed; it is a graduate lesson in the rough, relentless, subtle and devious workings of American politics. It is a magnificent job of reporting, but it is also history. (Saturday Review )
A masterpiece . . . full of deep insights into political power in America and how our democracy works in choosing the President. It gripped me from beginning to end as very few books have. (William L. Shirer )
A notable achievement. White has written a fascinating story of a fascinating campaign. (Time magazine )
[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting. (William F. Buckley )
No book that I know of has caught the heartbeat of a campaign as strikingly as Theodore White has done in The Making of the President 1960. --The New York Times