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Battleground 1948: Truman, Stevenson, Douglas, and the Most Surprising Election in Illinois History

Robert E. Hartley
Format
Book
Published
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2013]
Language
English
Variant Title
Truman, Stevenson, Douglas, and the most surprising election in Illinois history
ISBN
9780809332663, 0809332663, 9780809332687 (ebook), 080933268X (ebook)
Contents
  • The Democrats disintegrate
  • Republican revival
  • Feeding a political organization
  • A Democratic savior appears
  • A machine in trouble
  • 1947: a year of decisions
  • National battle lines drawn
  • The Illinois picture: muddled
  • Political explosion in Centralia
  • 1948 Lineup takes shape
  • Newspaper wars and politics
  • Opening blows
  • January 1948
  • February 1948
  • March 1948
  • A time for ceremonies
  • April 1948
  • May 1948
  • June 1948
  • July 1948
  • Beginning of the end
  • August 1948
  • The exposé drama builds
  • September 1948
  • Truman at Illinois crossroads
  • The curtain falls
  • October 1948
  • Conclusion
  • The road ahead
  • The press in retrospect
  • The rearview mirror.
Description
xiv, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-235) and index.
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