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The young Nixon and his rivals : four California Republicans eye the White House, 1946-1958 / James Worthen.

Author/Creator:
Worthen, James.
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
v, 233 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Warren, Earl, 1891-1974.
Knowland, William F. (William Fife), 1908-1974.
Knight, Goodwin, 1896-1970.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
Presidential candidates -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 20th century.
California -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Summary:
"During his rise to national prominence, Richard Nixon was forced to confront the political ambitions of fellow Californians Earl Warren, William Knowland and Goodwin Knight. This book traces Nixon's relationships with them from 1946 until 1958, when the experienced vice president facilitated the self-destruction of his two most dangerous rivals"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Earl Warren : going his own way
William Knowland : smooth ride to the top
Goodwin Knight : charisma to spare
Richard Nixon : a new kind of politician
"Defending California from Goodie"
The rivals and the Nixon-Douglas race
The 1952 Republican convention
Knowland, Nixon and the president, 1953-1955
The rivals and the 1956 convention
The big switch of 1958 and the end of the rivalry.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780786441716 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786441712 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
601049143
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