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Five days in Philadelphia : the amazing "We want Wilkie!" convention of 1940 and how it freed FDR to save the Western World /

There were four strong contenders when the Republican Party met in June of 1940 to nominate its candidate: the crusading young attorney and rising Republican star Tom Dewey, two solid members of the Republican establishment, and dark horse Wendell Willkie, utilities executive, favorite of the... Full description

Main Author: Peters, Charles, 1926-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Public Affairs, 2005
Edition: 1st ed.
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Contents: 1: Danger looms -- "World of tomorrow" -- "A stunning combination of intellect and homely warmth" -- The hurricane of events -- 2: The greatest convention -- "Just the next president of the United States" -- Monday, June 24, 1940 -- Tuesday, June 25, 1940 -- Wednesday, June 26, 1940 -- Thursday, June 27, 1940 -- Friday, June 28, 1940 -- 3: "Saving freedom at a moment of great peril" -- "I still don't want to run" -- "The convention is bleeding to death" -- The deal and the muster -- "Sail on O ship of state!"
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