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The men and the moment : the election of 1968 and the rise of partisan politics in America / Aram Goudsouzian.

Author/Creator:
Goudsouzian, Aram, author.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
Political parties -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Television and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture.
Political parties.
Politics and government.
Presidents -- Election.
Television and politics.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"In this character-driven narrative history, Aram Goudsouzian portrays the key transformations that played out over that dramatic year. It was the last 'old politics' campaign, where political machines and party bosses determined the major nominees, even as the 'new politics' of grassroots participation powered primary elections. It was an election that showed how candidates from both the Left and Right could seize on 'hot-button' issues to alter the larger political dynamic. It showcased the power of television to 'package' politicians and political ideas, and it played out against an extraordinary dramatic global tableau of chaos and conflict. More than anything else, it was a moment decided by a contest of political personalities, as a group of men battled for the presidency, with momentous implications for the nation's future ... Goudsouzian's book chronicles anew the characters and events of the 1968 campaign as an essential moment in American history, one with clear resonance in our contemporary political moment"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Hound bitch in heat
The loser
Act II man
The people's billionaire
Man of the family
Favorite son
His own man
The little man
Down to the nut-cutting
Bring us together.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781469651095
1469651092
9781469651101
OCLC:
1052462111
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