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The Year of the People

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This is a succinct statement of McCarthy's principles as well as a clearly-written election chronicle. He supplies his political background & traces his serious concern over Vietnam from '65 on as a self-evident answer to why he decided to run. After that it's from primary to primary with a shifting opposing cast--"I began to feel like a relay runner who after each lap ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 333 pages
Published January 1st 1969 by Doubleday & Company (Garden City, NY)
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Erik Graff
Jan 02, 2015 Erik Graff rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: students of presidential campaigns
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This is the best book I've read by Eugene J. McCarthy because so much of it was personally familiar to me. The Kirkus review given here as the book's description fails to mention how much text is given to the final days of the campaign in Chicago. I was there for all of it, serving for a couple of them as one of the kids who passed out press releases and would link arms in order to allow the Senator to pass between meetings in the Conrad Hilton hotel. The rest of the time I was mostly in Grant ...more
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Eugene Joseph "Gene" McCarthy was an American politician, poet & a long-time member of the Congress from Minnesota. He served in the House from 1949 to 1959 & the Senate from 1959 to 1971.
In the 1968 presidential election, McCarthy was the first candidate to challenge incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson for the Democratic nomination for president, running on an anti-Vietnam War platform. The une
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