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“[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. Buckley

A national bestseller, The Making of the President 1964 is the critically acclaimed account of the 1964 presidential campaign, from the assassination of JFK though the battle for power between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater. Author Theodore H. White made history with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the President series—detailed narrative histories that revolutionized the way presidential campaigns were reported. Now back in print with a new foreword by fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, The Making of the President 1964 joins The Making of the President 1960, 1968, and 1972, as well as Theodore Sorensen’s Kennedy and other classics, in the burgeoning Harper Perennial Political Classics series.

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    A classic

    This is an excellent book on the 1964 Presidential election, surprisingly balanced given the author's obvious (and correct) belief that LBJ was the better candidate. My only complaint is the LBJ barely shows up for the first half of the book, which is all Goldwater and Rockefeller. Still, and excellent, informative and prescient read.

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