Harry Truman’s Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America

—Named by The Wall Street Journal as among the “Five Best” Books on “Campaigns and Candidates”—

“If you think [2012] is wild, this is really wild—Harry Truman and Henry Wallace and Strom Thurmond and Tom Dewey.”
—Tom Brokaw—

“sweeping . . . compelling”
—Library Journal—

“‘1948’ offers rich detail on both the political tensions
and the character of the candidates.”
—The Wall Street Journal—

“David Pietrusza has written a vivid account of
President Truman’s unlikely comeback and ultimate victory in the presidential election
of 1948. Anyone with an interest in modern American politics or campaign strategy will
find many lessons and much enjoyment in this important book.”
—Senator Mitch McConnell—

“an outstanding job of describing the complicated political climate
of 1948 . . . by far the best yet about the fateful [1948] election.”
—The Minneapolis Star-Tribune—

“‘1948’ is the author’s third campaign book and, by a healthy stretch,
the best of the lot. . . . a treasure trove of historical minutiae.”
—Roll Call—

“brilliantly portrays …Truman’s successful efforts”
—David Mark, Sr. Editor, POLITICO—

“A terrific book . . . a must read.”
—Ron Faucheaux, editor-in-chief, Campaigns & Elections magazine—

“lively . . . illuminating portraits of the four candidates . . . The account of the whistle-stop tour is gripping.”
Albany Times-Union

“absorbing and fascinating”
Joe Donahue, “The Book Show”

“A great book about American politics . . . a must-read.”
John Rothmann, KGO (SF)

#1 Amazon Kindle Best Seller:

20th Century History of the United States.
Campaigns & Elections.
Federal Government.
United States Executive Government.

amazon.com’s bestseller ranking in four other categories:

Nonfiction: Government.
History: Americas: United States: 20th Century.
Social Sciences.

Barnes & Noble bestseller ranking in the following category:

History: United States: 20th Century. 

Books-a-Million bestseller rankings in the following categories:

History: United States: 20th Century.
Political Science: Political Process: Elections.
Political Science: Government: Executive Branch.

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