The Making of the President 1972 Author:Theodore H. White The Making of the President 1972 is the fourth of Theodore H. White's narrative histories of American politics in action. Once again the story is told as nowhere else by that combination of intimate reporting and inspired interpretation which has made his previous books classics. — You will being the political year by journeying with the Preside... more »nt's party to China. You will end the year by flying on the President's plane across America on election day, and hearing the President talk about his victory, what it means, how it was planned. In between you will learn how the decisions were made that brought about the greatest landslide in American history- along with the story of the men who helped make them; the anguish of decision is Vietnam. And Watergate, too. Why did Watergate happen? What does it mean?
You will follow White with the Democratic Party across the country from winter through fall- as the world's oldest living political party tears itself apart, and as his guerrilla army of young men and women brings about the nomination of George McGovern. How did they do it? What were their dreams- and what their shortcomings? How did the Eagleton affair happen? What were its consequences?« less