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Battleground 1948 : Truman, Stevenson, Douglas, and the most surprising election in Illinois history / Robert E. Hartley.

Author/Creator:
Hartley, Robert E.
Other Title:
Truman, Stevenson, Douglas, and the most surprising election in Illinois history
Publication:
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1948.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.
Douglas, Paul, 1892-1976.
Elections -- Illinois -- History -- 20th century.
Illinois -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Democratic Party (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century.
Contents:
The Democrats disintegrate
Republican revival
Feeding a political organization
A Democratic savior appears
A machine in trouble
1947: a year of decisions
National battle lines drawn
The Illinois picture: muddled
Political explosion in Centralia
Lineup takes shape
Newspaper wars and politics
Opening blows
January 1948
February 1948
March 1948
A time for ceremonies
April 1948
May 1948
June 1948
July 1948
Beginning of the end
August 1948
The exposé drama builds
September 1948
Truman at Illinois crossroads
The curtain falls
October 1948
Conclusion
The road ahead
The press in retrospect
The rearview mirror.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index.
ISBN:
9780809332663 (cloth : alk. paper)
0809332663 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780809332687 (ebook)
080933268X (ebook)
OCLC:
816563969
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