Liberalism's Last Hurrah by Gary Donaldson
The Presidential Campaign of 1964

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This is the first historical account of the 1964 election and of a nation in transition. Featuring outsized personalities - Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater, George Wallace, Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, Margaret Chase Smith, and a young Ronald Reagan - the book tells a thrilling story that captures the excitement, drama, and significance of "liberalism's last hurrah."

About Gary Donaldson

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GARY A. DONALDSON teaches at Xavier University in New Orleans, where he is Associate Professor of History.
Published April 1, 2003 by M E Sharpe Inc. 376 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The day after the 1964 presidential election, James Reston wrote, "Barry Goldwater not only lost the presidential election yesterday, but the conservative cause as well.

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Specifically, Donaldson describes how Goldwater "thanked Johnson" for offering an election in which the candidates would give the voters a choice at the ballot box (200), met with Johnson and agreed that discussions on race and Vietnam should be minimized in the campaign (lest they unnecessarily ...

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