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Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-
Final victory : FDR's extraordinary World War II presidential campaign / Stanley Weintraub
Alternate Title FDR's extraordinary World War II presidential campaign
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press/Perseus Books Group, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E812 .W38 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1944
Subject Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
Physical Description xii, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-306) and index
Contents Bungled beginnings -- The Missouri compromise -- Fighting the fourth term -- Commander-in-chief -- "Roosevelt's dog and Dewey's goat" -- Misremembering Pearl Harbor -- Facing the nation -- The service vote -- The closing weeks -- The last stretch -- Election day
Summary When the wartime 1944 presidential election campaign geared up late that spring, Franklin D. Roosevelt had already occupied the White House years longer than any other president. Sensing likely weakness, the Republicans mounted an energetic and expensive campaign, hitting hard at FDR's liberal domestic policies and the war's ongoing cost. Despite gravely deteriorating health, FDR and his feisty running mate, the unexpected Harry Truman, campaigned vigorously against young governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York and old-line Ohio governor John Bricker. Roosevelt's charm and wit, as well as the military successes in Europe and the Pacific, contributed to his sweeping electoral victory. But the hard-fought campaign would soon take its toll on America's only four-term president

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