The Making of the President 1964 Author:Theodore H. White In this remarkable volume, a Pulitzer-prize-winning author tells the exciting story of how the American people chose a leader at a time of national crisis - in what may have been this generations most important election. With painstaking accuracy, yet with all the movement and color of a modern novel, Theodore H. White describes the momentous Jo... more »hnson-Goldwater campaign of 1964 in terms of its key issues, its leading personalities, and its turbulent developments.
Starting with the fateful day of President Kennedy's assassination, the author takes you through Lyndon B. Johnson's first year of administration...through the pre-convention maneuverings of both parties...down to the rough-and-tumble of the campaign, and the final dramatic outcome. Theodore White traveled with both candidates and witnessed, firsthand, many of the significant incidents of the electioneering. He reveals candid close-ups of Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater, of Nixon, Eisenhower, Humphrey, Scranton, Robert Kennedy, and many others. THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT 1964 is an historical document that will be read with interest by thoughtful people of all political faiths.« less