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

Author/creator Goudsouzian, Aram author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Descriptionpages cm
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.
Abstract "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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2018045751
ISBN9781469651095 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Joyner General Stacks E851 .G68 2019 ✔ Available Place Hold