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The Resource The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis, Joshua M. Glasser

The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis, Joshua M. Glasser

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The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis
Title
The eighteen-day running mate
Title remainder
McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis
Statement of responsibility
Joshua M. Glasser
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Subject
Language
eng
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Review
Glasser’s examination of the low point of George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign offers a gripping account of the political earthquake that ensued when Missouri Sen. Thomas Eagleton, the hastily picked and poorly vetted vice-presidential candidate, was forced to disclose a history of hospitalizations for depression and treatments that included electroshock therapy. This proved disastrous for the Democrats, after a bitterly contested convention in which South Dakota senator McGovern, whose reputation for basic decency—but weakness in delegating and exercising authority—was tested by the scramble to secure the nomination. McGovern’s agonizingly indirect process of dropping Eagleton from the ticket is meticulously described by Glasser, a researcher for Bloomberg Television. Glasser maintains an even tone in his well-researched recounting of the nomination process, which included a failed bid to bring scandal-plagued Massachusetts senator Edward Kennedy onto the ticket, but points out “wishful thinking and arrogance alone cannot explain the McGovern campaign’s lack of planning for the vice-presidential choice.” As reporters hustled to ferret out the details of Eagleton’s hospitalizations and (generally effective) electroshock therapy, American voters confronted the issue of mental illness. While Eagleton’s reputation became one of strength and resilience, there was considerable support for the notion that “the Eagleton affair indelibly tainted perceptions of McGovern,” resulting in Richard Nixon’s landslide win. Agent: Kathy Robbins, the Robbins Office. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed May 21, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 21, p)
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10144440
Cataloging source
DLC
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1987-
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Glasser, Joshua M.
Dewey number
973.924
Index
index present
LC call number
E859
LC item number
.G55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • McGovern, George S.
  • Eagleton, Thomas F
  • Presidents
  • United States
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McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis
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The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis, Joshua M. Glasser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conundrum -- The candidate -- The campaign -- The wrench -- The upstart -- The game -- The pipedream -- The selection -- The running mate -- The investigation -- The disclosure -- The aftershock -- The muckraker -- The tablehopping -- The sunday shows -- The precedent -- The decision -- The aftermath -- Epilogue
Control code
876390
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780300176292
Lccn
2012002582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780300176292
Label
The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis, Joshua M. Glasser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conundrum -- The candidate -- The campaign -- The wrench -- The upstart -- The game -- The pipedream -- The selection -- The running mate -- The investigation -- The disclosure -- The aftershock -- The muckraker -- The tablehopping -- The sunday shows -- The precedent -- The decision -- The aftermath -- Epilogue
Control code
876390
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780300176292
Lccn
2012002582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780300176292

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