• 1948

  • Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America
  • By: David Pietrusza
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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By: David Pietrusza
Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
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The wild, combative inside story of the most stunning upset in the history of presidential elections: Harry Truman's 1948 victory over Tom Dewey.

"Outstanding....by far the best yet about the fateful [1948] election." -Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Coherent, compelling.... A skillful, authoritative investigation." -Kirkus Reviews

Award-winning historian David Pietrusza unpacks the most ingloriously iconic headline in the history of presidential elections - DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN - to reveal the 1948 campaign's backstage events and recount the down-to-the-wire brawl fought against the background of an erupting Cold War, the Berlin Airlift, the birth of Israel, and a post-war America facing exploding storms over civil rights and domestic communism.

"A terrific book.... a must-read." -Ron Faucheux, former editor-in-chief, Campaigns & Elections magazine 

"David Pietrusza brilliantly portrays President Harry Truman's successful efforts to stave off the challenge of New York Gov. Tom Dewey, who was making a repeat bid as the Republican nominee." -David Mark, journalist, political analyst, and author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning

"Sweeping... compelling." -Library Journal

©2011 David Pietrusza. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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