1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon--The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies

1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon--The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies

by David Pietrusza

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Overview

"1960 aims to take us deeper into the campaign than Theodore White's famous The Making of the President, 1960. And it does." —Chicago Sun-Times

Award-winning historian David Pietrusza's hard-edged account of the 1960 Presidential Campaign—the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries, the party conventions' backroom dealings, the unprecedented television debates, along with hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy. And, at the center of it all, three future presidents—LBJ, JFK, and Nixon.

"Terrific!" —Robert A. Caro, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award

It was the election that ultimately gave America "Camelot" and its tragic aftermath. 1960 is a stunning recreation of the bare-knuckle politics of the primaries, the party conventions' backroom dealings, the unprecedented television debates, along with hot-button issues of race, religion, and foreign policy. And, at the center of it all, three future presidents—Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon.

In this essential work of history, David Pietrusza chronicles 1960's struggle for power by bringing to life its towering events and personalities, unlocking its secrets, and turning expert scholarship into rich, human storytelling.

"A stirring, hard-edged political saga… An outstanding reexamination." —Booklist

"1960 provides new insights into that year's hard-fought, pivotal election, but, more than that, 1960 is great storytelling—a fascinating, can't-put-it-down account of how American politics really works." —Former United States Attorney General Richard Thornburgh

"Pietrusza's 1960 is essential for understanding the political forces that in many ways shaped the world we live in today." —David Mark, journalist, political analyst, and author of Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635764451
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 554,273
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

David Pietrusza’s books include 1920: The Year of Six Presidents; Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series; 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America's Role in the World; 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies; and 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR―Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny. Rothstein was a finalist for an Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category, and 1920 was honored by Kirkus Reviews as among their "Books of the Year." Pietrusza has appeared on Good Morning America, Morning Joe, The Voice of America, The History Channel, ESPN, NPR, AMC, and C-SPAN. He has spoken at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the Harry S Truman library and Museum, and various universities and festivals. He lives in Scotia, New York. Visit davidpietrusza.com.

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BarryNonFictionBookLover More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend reading 1960 LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon, by David Pietrusza. I loved this book. I did not buy it, I took it out of the library, and took it out because I ran across it by accident and the title caught my interest. It was great right from the very beginning. A real page turner. Now I am reading his other book, 1920 The Year of the Six Presidents. (This one I actually bought at a Barns and Noble, and funny thing, on the receipt it lists the 1960 LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon book by the same author as a book I might like. Smart artificial intelligence computer programing to come up with that. So far the 1920 book (just started reading it) is just as good as the 1960 book. So, if you are a history buff and political junkie like me go out and find these two books. It is an easy read, interesting, and enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Really breaks down the most important election in american history.
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Cant rp. Bye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A dark shadow stares down at everyone figuring out if she shud show herself