Harry Truman and the 1948 Election
Harold Gullen talked about the 1948 presidential election. Late on election night, 1948, it was thought that Thomas Dewey had defeated… read more
Harold Gullen talked about the 1948 presidential election. Late on election night, 1948, it was thought that Thomas Dewey had defeated Truman, but final returns showed that Truman was the victor. Mr. Gullen talked about the events leading up to the 1948 Presidential Election, emphasizing that it was a particularly strident campaign. He also spoke about the candidates. He talked about the election figures, showing that the election was not an upset as it had been historically portrayed. Following his remarks, he answered questions from the audience.
Harold Gullen is the author of The Upset That Wasn’t: Harry S. Truman and the Crucial Election of 1948, published by Ivan R. Dee. close
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