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Book Reviews of The Making of the President 1960

The Making of the President 1960
Author: Theodore H. White
ISBN: 815
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Book Type: Paperback
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Minehava avatar reviewed The Making of the President 1960 on + 845 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
It's not often that a journalist (or writer) starts a completely new genre of writing. That's exactly what Theodore H. White did. A journalist at the time, who had written a couple of novels and three other books, he went on to write books on the elections of 1964, 1968, 1972 and culminating with America In Search of Itself. He was recognized as one of the leading political journalists of his time.
This particular special edition differs from the original edition. First, the slipcase and interesting dust jacket. There are numerous pictures and illustrations that help tell the story and an introduction by James Reston (another respected reporter),

White begins the long and arduous process that politicians and voters go through every four years - choosing a president. From the early announcements to the final returns the book takes the reader step by step with both candidates. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys politics or who has an interest in either John Kennedy or Richard Nixon. I also appreciate that the author does his best not to show favoritism toward either candidate. The book reads more like a novel or a mystery but is a first class piece of political journalism.
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This is a pulitzer prize winning book about the 1960 campaign and election of John F Kennedy. Inside cover shows that it has been reprinted a zillion times, was surprised I had never seen this book before. Surprisingly dense book, small but very detailed look at the campaign. Recommended for people interested in JFK and presidential elections.
Minehava avatar reviewed The Making of the President 1960 on + 845 more book reviews
It's not often that a journalist (or writer) starts a completely new genre of writing. That's exactly what Theodore H. White did. A journalist at the time, who had written a couple of novels and three other books, he went on to write books on the elections of 1964, 1968, 1972 and culminating with America In Search of Itself. He was recognized as one of the leading political journalists of his time.
This particular special edition differs from the original edition. First, the slipcase and interesting dust jacket. There are numerous pictures and illustrations that help tell the story and an introduction by James Reston (another respected reporter),

White begins the long and arduous process that politicians and voters go through every four years - choosing a president. From the early announcements to the final returns the book takes the reader step by step with both candidates. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys politics or who has an interest in either John Kennedy or Richard Nixon. I also appreciate that the author does his best not to show favoritism toward either candidate. The book reads more like a novel or a mystery but is a first class piece of political journalism.
reviewed The Making of the President 1960 on + 58 more book reviews
I got this book in a box of books I bought at an auction. I've never read it and have no idea if it's any good.
buzzby avatar reviewed The Making of the President 1960 on + 6062 more book reviews
This was really interesting when I first read it in the 1960s. I guess Theodore White had trouble following how elections worked after about 1968, maybe due to all the technologies counter-intuitive to democracy that had developed.

Also, the cover and first pages make a big deal about the original book being $6.95 and now costs $0.95. If you had taken that $6 you saved and put it in a savings account, you'd have about $98.65 today, which would be a good downpayment on a Kindle.
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