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Preview — Five Days In Philadelphia by Charles Peters
Five Days In Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Willkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World
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It is a sparkling insight into the smoke-filled rooms where candidates were made and history was created.
Peters, author of How Washington Really Works, attended the 1940 Democratic convention as a boy, managed John F. Kennedy's 1960 primary in West Virginia's largest county, then moved to Washington, D.C., to help launch the Peace Corps and found The Washington Monthly. He delivers an inspirational book in our era of scripted political conventions devoid of drama and excitement. Readers of Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America (**** Nov/Dec 2004), which offers a fictional look at that same c...more
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