- Publisher: Outlet (January 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0517293161
- ISBN-13: 978-0517293164
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,804,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Marathon: The Pursuit of the Presidency 1972-1976 Hardcover – January, 1980
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Whitcover has written a thorough and very readable political narrative. He doesn't quite match the four MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT (1960-1972) editions by journalist Theodore H. White, but this is a vivid narrative.
For those who think Gerald Ford was right - or wrong - in his pardon of Nixon, read this book.
For those who remember the far left policies of Muskie, McGovern, and Humphrey, read this book.
For those who barely remember Frank Church, Morris Udall, and Fred Harris, read this book.
For those who want to understand how Reagan learned from his 1976 mistakes - particularly in his selection of a running mate - and won four years later, read this book.
In short, if you like politics, read this book.
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I was an under age kid when this election and watched it happen but now I read what happened behind the scenes. Read morePublished 10 months ago by avidreader
U. S. presidential races seem to get stupider and lazier over time. How then to explain the singular stupidity in evidence in 1976? Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bill Slocum
As somebody not alive during the election, "Marathon" was educational, enjoyable, and informative. The candidates, primaries, and general election are all objectively covered. Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by Alexander Robinson
The product arrived on time, in great condition, and exactly as described. Would buy from this provider again. Good, informative book about the 1976 election.Published on August 30, 2011 by Frank Colaruotolo
As other reviewers have said, Witcover picks up in 1976 where White left off in 1972. But Witcover's coverage is less grand than White's. Read morePublished on September 30, 2008 by Marc Korman
What bothered me most about "Marathon" was that through 700 pages author Jules Witcover never gets underneath the major candidates' skin (Carter and Ford). Read morePublished on July 26, 2007 by L. Bravim