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Mattson, Kevin, 1966-
Just plain Dick : Richard Nixon's Checkers speech and the "rocking, socking" election of 1952 / Kevin Mattson
Alternate Title Richard Nixon's Checkers speech and the "rocking, socking" election of 1952
1st U.S. ed
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E816 .M38 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Subject(s) Vice-Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1952
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953
Physical Description 260 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-248) and index
Contents 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" -- "American has taken Dick Nixon to its heart" -- The dog that bit
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

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