1968: The Election That Changed America
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1968: The Election That Changed America (American Ways Series)

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The race for the White House in 1968 was a watershed event in American politics. In this brilliantly succinct narrative analysis, Lewis L. Gould shows how the events of that tumultuous year changed the way Americans felt about politics and their national leaders; how Republicans used the skills they brought to Richard Nixon's campaign to create a generation-long ascendancy...more
Unknown Binding, 192 pages
Published April 16th 2010 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher (first published February 25th 1993)
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Much of the book was a review of living through 1968; it was reliving the past. However, if a persons wants an understanding of the origins of contemporary politics, one should read this. I need say no more when I say that Lee Atwater, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and others came out of the politics of the 1968 campaign. William Safire says that to understand the election of Reagan and the politics of the right, you have to go back to Nixon and 1968.
The elections of 1968 and 2008 were similar in a lot of ways. Except for, well ... you know.
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