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The improbable Wendell Willkie : the businessman who saved the Republican Party and his country, and conceived a new world order

Author: David Levering Lewis
Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Presents the story of the 1940s Wall Street attorney and presidential candidate to explore his advocacy of civil rights, promotion of America's involvement in international politics, and enduring legacy.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Wendell L Willkie; Wendell L Willkie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Levering Lewis
ISBN: 9780871404572 0871404575
OCLC Number: 988282562
Description: xvi, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Elwood, August 17, 1940 --
"Grass-roots stuff" --
Puerto Rico to Commonwealth & Southern --
Willkie v. FDR : the politics of business, the business of politics --
1940 : political science and serendipity --
The Philadelphia story --
Saving the GOP to save freedom --
Pas de deux : Willkie and Roosevelt --
Exceptionalism at work --
One world or nothing --
1944--not this time.
Responsibility: David Levering Lewis.

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From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner comes this surprising portrait of Wendell Willkie, the businessman-turned-presidential candidate who (almost) saved America's dysfunctional political system.  Read more...
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"In 1940, Roosevelt was deciding whether to run for a third term, a war in Europe was raging, inflaming debate about whether the U.S. should join, and the Republican Party was looking desperately for Read more...

 
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