The Resource Choosing Truman : the Democratic convention of 1944, Robert H. Ferrell

Choosing Truman : the Democratic convention of 1944, Robert H. Ferrell

Label
Choosing Truman : the Democratic convention of 1944
Title
Choosing Truman
Title remainder
the Democratic convention of 1944
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Ferrell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As Franklin D. Roosevelt's health deteriorated in the months leading up to the Democratic National Convention of 1944, Democratic leaders confronted a dire situation. Given the inevitability of the president's death during a fourth term, the choice of a running mate for FDR was of profound importance. The Democrats needed a man they could trust. They needed Harry S. Truman."--BOOK JACKET. "In the days between July 11 and July 21, 1944, the vice-presidential nomination went to Truman in a series of moves, countermoves, and near chaotic happenings. This first detailed account of those tumultuous days explains how Truman, a man whom Roosevelt barely knew and who had not actively sought the nomination, became the president's running mate."--BOOK JACKET. "Robert Ferrell tells an engrossing tale of ruthless ambition, secret meetings, and party politics. Roosevelt emerges as a manipulative leader whose desire to retain power led to a blatant disregard for the loyalty of his subordinates and the aspirations of his vice-presidential hopefuls. Ferrell demonstrates how the conspiratorial efforts of a handful of White House insiders unseated Vice-President Henry Wallace as a contender, while the president himself thwarted the hopes of powerful White House aide James F. Byrnes."--BOOK JACKET. "The events surrounding Truman's nomination would have seemed almost unbelievable, had not so much been at risk. But as the convention came to a close, the kingmakers of the party could assure themselves of one thing: Truman would be the next president of the United States. Startling in its conclusions, impeccable in its research, Choosing Truman is an engrossing, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the nation's thirty-third president."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferrell, Robert H
Dewey number
973.918/092
Index
index present
LC call number
E812
LC item number
.F47 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Democratic National Convention
  • Presidents
Target audience
adult
Label
Choosing Truman : the Democratic convention of 1944, Robert H. Ferrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-132) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 137 p.
Isbn
9780826209481
Lccn
93040833
System control number
  • OCM29255856
  • CARL029255856
Label
Choosing Truman : the Democratic convention of 1944, Robert H. Ferrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-132) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 137 p.
Isbn
9780826209481
Lccn
93040833
System control number
  • OCM29255856
  • CARL029255856

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