The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicle
The Making of the President 1960 is the book that revolutionized—even created—modern political journalism. Granted intimate access to all parties involved, Theodore White crafted an almost mythic story of the battle that pitted Senator John F. Kennedy against Vice-President Richard M. Nixon—from the decisive primary battles to the history-making televised debates, the first of their kind. Magnificently detailed and exquisitely paced, The Making of the President 1960 imbues the nation's presidential election process with both grittiness and grandeur, and established a benchmark against which all new campaign reporters would measure their work. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction—and the first entry in White's influential four-volume "narrative history of American politics in action"—this classic account remains the keystone of American political journalism.
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The narrative is also sodden with unimpressive philosophizing on our current dilemmas, on which White discourses with a mixture of pro-Establishment bias (racial rioters are ""barbarians"";| Read Full Review of The Making of the President 1960
In the 1960s several factors came together to change the way American politics was both played and perceived, and the journalist Theodore H.Jul 06 2011 | Read Full Review of The Making of the President 1960
Political history junkies will be fascinated by this set of three TV documentaries made in the aftermath, respectively, of the 1960, 1964 and 1968 presidential elections.Jul 31 2011 | Read Full Review of The Making of the President 1960
I have never read any of the books, but I found the documentaries a brilliant look back at the race for the American presidency of a rather tumultuous decade.Jul 05 2011 | Read Full Review of The Making of the President 1960
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