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The Resource Almost president : the men who lost the race but changed the nation, Scott Farris

Almost president : the men who lost the race but changed the nation, Scott Farris

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Almost president : the men who lost the race but changed the nation
Title
Almost president
Title remainder
the men who lost the race but changed the nation
Statement of responsibility
Scott Farris
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the 2012 presidential campaign begins, Almost President profiles a dozen men who have run for the American presidency and lost?but who, even in defeat, have had a greater impact on American history than many of those who have served as president. Scott Farris tells us the stories of legendary figures from Henry Clay to Stephen Douglas, William Jennings Bryan to Thomas Dewey. He also includes mini-profiles on every major candidate nominated for president who never reached the White House but who helped ensure the success of American democracy. Farris explains how Barry Goldwater achieved the party realignment that had eluded FDR, how George McGovern paved the way for Barack Obama, and how Ross Perot changed the way all presidential candidates campaign. There is Al Smith, the first Catholic nominee for president; and Adlai Stevenson, the candidate of the ?eggheads? who remains the beau ideal of a liberal statesman. Others covered by this book include Al Gore, John Kerry, and John McCain. The mini profiles also include evocative portraits of such men as John C. Fremont, the first Republican Party presidential candidate; and General Winfield Scott, whose loss helped guarantee the Union victory in the Civil War
Biography type
collective biography
Citation location within source
  • October 15, 2011
  • September 19, 2011
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farris, Scott
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidential candidates
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Almost president : the men who lost the race but changed the nation, Scott Farris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2011033001
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780762763788
Lccn
2011033001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780762763788
  • (OCoLC)711046045
Label
Almost president : the men who lost the race but changed the nation, Scott Farris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2011033001
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9780762763788
Lccn
2011033001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780762763788
  • (OCoLC)711046045

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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