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Just Plain Dick: Richard Nixon's Checkers Speech and the "Rocking, Socking" Election of 1952

Kevin Mattson
Format
Book
Published
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2012.
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Language
English
Variant Title
Richard Nixon's Checkers speech and the "rocking, socking" election of 1952
ISBN
9781608198122 (hbk.), 160819812X (hbk.)
Summary
A behind-the-scenes, sixtieth anniversary commemoration of the thirty-seventh President's famous "Checkers" speech demonstrates how it salvaged a psychologically troubled Nixon's position on Eisenhower's Republican ticket, set the tone for the 1952 campaign, and reflected period politics and culture.
Contents
  • Introduction: Portrait of the young political artist as madman (from the inner cranium to history)
  • Anxieties-- of a Cold War spring and an "inside dopester"
  • A summer of "the Great Salesroom"
  • "A wonderful guy"?
  • "Chin up"
  • "America has taken Dick Nixon to its heart"
  • Conclusion: The dog that bit.
Description
260 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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