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The Resource The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis, Joshua M. Glasser

The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis, Joshua M. Glasser

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The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis
Title
The eighteen-day running mate
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McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis
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Joshua M. Glasser
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Language
eng
Summary
No skeletons were rattling in his closet, Thomas Eagleton assured George McGovern's political director. But only eighteen days later-after a series of damaging public revelations and feverish behind-the-scenes maneuverings-McGovern rescinded his endorsement of his Democratic vice-presidential running mate, and Eagleton withdrew from the ticket. This fascinating book is the first to uncover the full story behind Eagleton's rise and precipitous fall as a national candidate. Within days of Eagleton's nomination, a pair of anonymous phone calls brought to light his history of hospitalizations for "nervous exhaustion and depression" and past treatment with electroshock therapy. The revelation rattled the campaign and placed McGovern's organization under intense public and media scrutiny. Joshua Glasser investigates a campaign in disarray and explores the perspectives of the campaign's key players, how decisions were made and who made them, how cultural attitudes toward mental illness informed the crisis, and how Eagleton's and McGovern's personal ambitions shaped the course of events. Drawing on personal interviews with McGovern, campaign manager Gary Hart, political director Frank Mankiewicz, and dozens of other participants inside and outside the McGovern and Eagleton camps-as well as extensive unpublished campaign records-Glasser captures the political and human drama of Eagleton's brief candidacy. Glasser also offers sharp insights into the America of 1972-mired in war, anxious about the economy, ambivalent about civil rights
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CDX
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis, Joshua M. Glasser
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The eighteen-day running mate : McGovern, Eagleton, and a campaign in crisis, Joshua M. Glasser
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5vkqgb
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conundrum -- The candidate -- The campaign -- The wrench -- The upstart -- The game -- The pipedream -- The selection -- The running mate -- The investigation -- The disclosure -- The aftershock -- The muckraker -- The tablehopping -- The sunday shows -- The precedent -- The decision -- The aftermath -- Epilogue
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780300183375
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
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