Thursday, September 9, 2010

Landmark American Political Journalism: THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT Series by Theodore H. White

The Making of the President 1964 by Theodore H. White

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Theodore H. White's classic The Making of the President series revolutionized the way modern presidential campaigns are reported.

The Making of a President 1964 details the dramatic year of decision that began with the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, swept through the civil war within the Republican Party and the national Civil Rights Movement, and climaxed in the battle for power between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater.

The Making of the President 1968 portrays the turbulent presidential contest that put Richard Nixon in the White House. White chronicles a campaign that saw the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, and came down to a neck-and-neck finish between Nixon and his tenacious opponent Hubert Humphrey.

The Making of the President 1972 takes a balanced look at both sides of the race, Democrat and Republican, as White details the lead up to the historic, precedent-shattering landslide victory of Richard Nixon over George McGovern.

If you would like to consider any of the books from The Making of the President series for one of your classes, please order an examination copy. If you've already decided to require any of these books, please request a desk copy.

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