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Author Mattson, Kevin, 1966-
Title Just plain Dick : Richard Nixon's Checkers speech and the "rocking, socking" election of 1952 / Kevin Mattson.
Published New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2012.
Book Cover
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 Floor2  E816 .M38 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 260 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-248) and index.
Contents Portrait of the young political artist as madman (from the inner cranium to history) -- Anxieties-- of a Cold War spring and an "inside dopester" -- A summer of "the Great Salesroom" -- "A wonderful guy"? -- "Chin up" -- "America has taken Dick Nixon to its heart" -- The dog that bit.
Summary A behind-the-scenes, sixtieth anniversary commemoration of the thirty-seventh President's famous "Checkers" speech demonstrates how it salvaged a psychologically troubled Nixon's position on Eisenhower's Republican ticket, set the tone for the 1952 campaign, and reflected period politics and culture.
Subject Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1952.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Vice-Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
Alternate Title Richard Nixon's Checkers speech and the "rocking, socking" election of 1952
ISBN 160819812X
9781608198122
OCLC number 778421812