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Politics as Usual: Thomas Dewey, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Wartime Presidential Campaign of 1944 (Paperback)
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Politics as Usual: Thomas Dewey, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Wartime Presidential Campaign of 1944 (Paperback)

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Paperback 260 Pages / Published: 19/12/2014
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While Politics as Usual is a comprehensive study of the presidential campaign of 1944, Davis focuses attention on how Dewey emerged as a central figure for the Republican Party. He details the survival of partisanship in World War II America and the often overlooked role of Dewey as party leader at such a critical time. Although he fell short of victory, Dewey unified his party, steered it away from isolationist influences, and rebuilt it to fit into the post-World War II, New Deal order.

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875807119
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


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"Michael Davis is admirably judicious in dealing with Dewey, arguing his importance to national politics in the decade between the New Deal and the Eisenhower era, while at the same time being candid about the personal flaws that kept him from winning the presidency. Davis is particularly astute in showing how Franklin Roosevelt put the prosecutor on the defensive and rattled him during the campaign. In a crowded field, Politics as Usual makes a credible case for providing a fresh look at an important election."
--Donald A. Ritchie, author of Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932
"I read Politics as Usual with interest and enjoyment. The research is solid. Of FDR's four presidential elections, 1944 was his last, the closest, and a wartime election, all factors that make it important. Before now no author has explored this election in detail so this book is an important contribution. This is a fascinating story featuring the vivid personalities of FDR and Thomas Dewey and Michael Davis has told it well."
--Edmund F. Kallina Jr., University of Central Florida

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