Just Plain Dick: Richard Nixon's Checkers Speech and the "Rocking, Socking" Election of 1952

Just Plain Dick: Richard Nixon's Checkers Speech and the "Rocking, Socking" Election of 1952

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It all started with some businessmen bankrolling Richard Nixon to become a "salesman against socialization." But in this precursor to current campaign finance scandals, Nixon had some explaining to do to keep his place on Dwight Eisenhower's Republican ticket, so he took to the airwaves. The "Checkers" speech saved and bolstered Nixon's political career and set the tone for the 1952 campaign. Just Plain Dick is political history and more. It's the story of a young… (more)

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Mattson’s excellent book is a timely companion to the current election season. The question is: Who’s playing Nixon?

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Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (September 18, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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