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Report of the County Chairman (Paperback) (James A. Michener)

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James A. Michener, the acclaimed author of sweeping historical blockbusters, chronicles his personal involvement in one of the most dramatic elections of the twentieth century: the 1960 presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. A relative newcomer to politics, Michener served as the Democratic chairman in his native Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in a rural battleground precinct where the major controversies of the day—notably Kennedy’s Catholicism—brought cultural divides to the forefront. First published shortly after the election, Report of the County Chairman remains an intimate, gripping account of the power of grassroots political involvement. Praise for Report of the County Chairman “A candid account of the Kennedy/Nixon campaign.”The Philadelphia Inquirer “Fascinating . . . The personalities are vividly and vigorously sketched—the workers, the volunteers, the hatchet men, the pros and . . . key figures on the barnstorming tour.”Kirkus Reviews “Instructive . . . Anti-Catholicism was not just a Southern problem. In Pennsylvania, accounts of increasing anti-Catholicism were widespread. No one documented this sentiment more clearly than famed Pennsylvania novelist James Michener.”TheMorning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
Number of Pages: 205
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political, Political Process / Elections
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: James A. Michener
Language: English
Street Date: April 12, 2016
TCIN: 51125815
UPC: 9780812986839
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-8007

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