1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon
The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies
Publisher: Union Square Press
Published: October 2010
8-pg & 16-pg b/w inserts
6 1/8 X 9 1/4
Carton Quantity: 16
It was the election that gave America “Camelot” and its tragic aftermath, a momentous contest in which three giants battled for the presidency. Award-winning author David Pietrusza does here for the 1960 presidential race what he did in 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents-a Kirkus Reviews best book. Until now, the most authoritative study of the 1960 election was Theodore White's The Making of the President, 1960, but White didn't tell all. From Nixon's Iowa backseat blowup to the first televised debate to John Ehrlichman's spy missions on the Democrats, Pietrusza tells the rest of the story.
David Pietrusza is the author of 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents (Carroll & Graf, 2006), Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series (Carroll & Graf, 2003), Teddy Ballgame: My Life in Pictures (with Ted Williams) (Sport Classic Books, 2002), and several other books.
Praise for 1960:
“[A] colorful, character-driven narrative…A lively look at the underside of a campaign.” -Kirkus Reviews
“Pietrusza…raises the bar with his winning and provocative chronicle…Highly recommended.” -Library Journal (Starred Review)