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Elections 1968

James G. Driscoll

Elections 1968

by James G. Driscoll

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Published by National Observer in Silver Spring, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1968.,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.,
    • United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby James G. Driscoll.
      SeriesNewsbook
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE851 .D7
      The Physical Object
      Pagination156 p.
      Number of Pages156
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5612195M
      LC Control Number68020089

      The Election and the War for America’s Soul. —rife with riots, assassinations, anti–Vietnam War protests, and realpolitik—was one of the most tumultuous years in the twentieth century, culminating in one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history. Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals Handbooks, manuals, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: New York times election handbook [New York] New American Library [].

      The Presidential election was one of the most significant in American History. In four years, Johnson’s dream of a Great Society had been displaced by the Vietnam War: “Instead of friend of the poor and the oppressed, he was now presented as an evil, tyrannical monster, an ogre, a bringer of death and destruction” (Harrison; ; p.   It's more of a Nixon biography, but it does describe the presidential election in great detail, especially the George Wallace campaign and the Democratic National Convention. That's a good book. I like how the John Birch Society supported Wallace despite his economic views.

      This is a short book about an election that changed the course of politics in America. The book is highly readable and takes account of the entire election of Gould writes an interesting piece on the primaries, conventions, and general election. While the book is not incredibly in depth it is a good introduction to the election of The United States presidential election in Texas was held on November 5, All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the United States presidential chose 25 electors to represent them in the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.. The Democratic Party candidate, incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey, very narrowly carried.


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Wainstock points out in the final pages of the book, was an election with consequences we still live with today. It leaves no doubt than when a citizen steps into the polling booth, their vote truly does matter. We have a country today more divided than at any time in nearly fifty years, but life continues to 5/5(1).

Bitterness over racial issues and the Vietnam War that marked the election continued to shape national affairs and to rile American society for years afterward. And the election accelerated an erosion of confidence in American institutions that has not yet reached a conclusion/5.

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