1960 (Paperback)

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

By David Pietrusza

Union Square Press, 9781402777462, 523pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2008)

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It was the election that gave America "Camelot" and its tragic aftermath, a momentous contest in which three giants battled for the presidency. Award-winning author David Pietrusza does here for the 1960 presidential race what he did in 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents-a Kirkus Reviews best book. Until now, the most authoritative study of the 1960 election was Theodore White's The Making of the President, 1960, but White didn't tell all. From Nixon's Iowa backseat blowup to the first televised debate to John Ehrlichman's spy missions on the Democrats, Pietrusza tells the rest of the story.