Book Discussion on The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election

Mr. Karabell discussed his book The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election, published by Alfred Knopf. The book… read more

Mr. Karabell discussed his book The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election, published by Alfred Knopf. The book details the last election before television changed the process forever. The campaign featured four different candidates that represented the full spectrum of political ideology of the time, with incumbent Harry Truman challenged by Thomas Dewey, Henry Wallace, and Strom Thurman. He details the tactics used by Truman to win the election, that he was widely predicted to lose handily to Republican New York Governor Thomas Dewey, and how those tactics eventually led to problems affecting his next term and America as a whole. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jun 4, 2000
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Aug 23, 2008

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