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”—

“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)

Amazon.com Best Seller List for:
Nonfiction: Government
History: Americas: United States: 20th Century
Social Sciences

Amazon.com UK Best Seller list for:
Elections & Referendums

Barnes & Noble Best Seller list for:
U. S. Government & Politics, 1945-1953

Books-a-Million Best Seller list for:
History: United States: 20th Century
Political Science: Political Process: Elections
Political Science: Government: Executive Branch

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