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The Resource Eugene McCarthy : the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism, Dominic Sandbrook

Eugene McCarthy : the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism, Dominic Sandbrook

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Eugene McCarthy : the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism
Title
Eugene McCarthy
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the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism
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Dominic Sandbrook
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eng
Summary
"Dominic Sandbrook traces Eugene McCarthy's rise to prominence and his subsequent failures, and makes clear how his story embodies the larger history of American liberalism over the last half century. We see McCarthy elected from Minnesota to the House and then to the Senate, part of a new liberal movement that combined New Deal domestic policies and fierce Cold War hawkishness, a consensus that produced huge electoral victories until it was shattered by the war in Vietnam." "As the situation in Vietnam escalated, many liberals, like McCarthy, found themselves increasingly estranged from the anti-Communism that they had supported for nearly two decades. Sandbrook recounts McCarthy's growing opposition to President Johnson and his policies, which culminated in McCarthy's stunning near-victory in the New Hampshire presidential primary and Johnson's subsequent withdrawal from the race. McCarthy went on to lose the nomination to Hubert Humphrey at the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, which secured his downfall and led to Richard Nixon's election, but he had pulled off one of the greatest electoral upsets in American history, one that helped shape the political landscape for decades."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Sandbrook, Dominic
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Legislators
  • Liberalism
  • United States
  • McCarthy, Eugene J
  • McCarthy, Eugene J
  • United States
  • United States
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Eugene McCarthy : the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism, Dominic Sandbrook
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-382) and index
Control code
l82003026097
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 397 p., [8] plates
Isbn
9781400041053
Lccn
2003026097
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ill.
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Eugene McCarthy : the rise and fall of postwar American liberalism, Dominic Sandbrook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-382) and index
Control code
l82003026097
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 397 p., [8] plates
Isbn
9781400041053
Lccn
2003026097
Other physical details
ill.

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