Final victory: FDR's extraordinary World War II presidential campaign

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When the wartime 1944 presidential election campaign geared up late that spring, Franklin D. Roosevelt had already occupied the White House years longer than any other president. Sensing likely weakness, the Republicans mounted an energetic and expensive campaign, hitting hard at FDR's liberal domestic policies and the war's ongoing cost. Despite gravely deteriorating health, FDR and his feisty running mate, the unexpected Harry Truman, campaigned vigorously against young governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York and old-line Ohio governor John Bricker. Roosevelt's charm and wit, as well as the military successes in Europe and the Pacific, contributed to his sweeping electoral victory. But the hard-fought campaign would soon take its toll on America's only four-term president.

Preeminent historian and biographer Stanley Weintraub recaptures FDR's striking "last campaign" and the year's momentous events, from the rainy city streets where Roosevelt, his legs paralyzed by polio since 1922, rode in an open car, to the battlefronts where the commander-in-chief's forces were closing in on Hitler and Hirohito. The tale is unforgettable.

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table_of_contents Bungled beginnings -- The Missouri compromise -- Fighting the fourth term -- Commander-in-chief -- "Roosevelt's dog and Dewey's goat" -- Misremembering Pearl Harbor -- Facing the nation -- The service vote -- The closing weeks -- The last stretch -- Election day.
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title Final victory : FDR's extraordinary World War II presidential campaign
title_display Final victory : FDR's extraordinary World War II presidential campaign
title_full Final victory : FDR's extraordinary World War II presidential campaign / Stanley Weintraub, Final victory: FDR's extraordinary World War II presidential campaign [electronic resource] / Stanley Weintraub
title_short Final victory :
title_sort final victory fdr's extraordinary world war ii presidential campaign
title_sub FDR's extraordinary World War II presidential campaign
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