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The Resource Five days in Philadelphia : the amazing "We want Wilkie!" convention of 1940 and how it freed FDR to save the Western World, Charles Peters

Five days in Philadelphia : the amazing "We want Wilkie!" convention of 1940 and how it freed FDR to save the Western World, Charles Peters

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Five days in Philadelphia : the amazing "We want Wilkie!" convention of 1940 and how it freed FDR to save the Western World
Title
Five days in Philadelphia
Title remainder
the amazing "We want Wilkie!" convention of 1940 and how it freed FDR to save the Western World
Statement of responsibility
Charles Peters
Title variation
5 days in Philadelphia
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Language
eng
Summary
There were four strong contenders when the Republican Party met in June of 1940 to nominate its candidate: the crusading young attorney and rising Republican star Tom Dewey, two solid members of the Republican establishment, and dark horse Wendell Willkie, utilities executive, favorite of the literati and only very recently even a Republican. The leading candidates campaigned as isolationists. The charismatic newcomer Willkie was a liberal interventionist, just as anti-Hitler as FDR. After five days of floor rallies, telegrams from across the country, multiple ballots, rousing speeches, backroom deals, terrifying international news, and, most of all, the relentless chanting of "We Want Willkie" from the gallery, Willkie walked away with the nomination. As Peters shows, these five days and their improbable outcome were as important as the Battle of Britain in defeating the Nazis.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1926-
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Peters, Charles
Dewey number
324.2734/09/044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E811
LC item number
.P47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Presidents
  • Republican National Convention
  • Willkie, Wendell L.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Political candidates
  • Presidents
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Five days in Philadelphia : the amazing "We want Wilkie!" convention of 1940 and how it freed FDR to save the Western World, Charles Peters
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Donated in memory of Lionel V. Patenaude
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-260) and index
Contents
1: Danger looms -- "World of tomorrow" -- "A stunning combination of intellect and homely warmth" -- The hurricane of events -- 2: The greatest convention -- "Just the next president of the United States" -- Monday, June 24, 1940 -- Tuesday, June 25, 1940 -- Wednesday, June 26, 1940 -- Thursday, June 27, 1940 -- Friday, June 28, 1940 -- 3: "Saving freedom at a moment of great peril" -- "I still don't want to run" -- "The convention is bleeding to death" -- The deal and the muster -- "Sail on O ship of state!"
Control code
ocm58451935
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 274 p.
Isbn
9781586481124
Lccn
2005041946
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58451935
  • a1064166
Label
Five days in Philadelphia : the amazing "We want Wilkie!" convention of 1940 and how it freed FDR to save the Western World, Charles Peters
Link
Publication
Note
Donated in memory of Lionel V. Patenaude
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-260) and index
Contents
1: Danger looms -- "World of tomorrow" -- "A stunning combination of intellect and homely warmth" -- The hurricane of events -- 2: The greatest convention -- "Just the next president of the United States" -- Monday, June 24, 1940 -- Tuesday, June 25, 1940 -- Wednesday, June 26, 1940 -- Thursday, June 27, 1940 -- Friday, June 28, 1940 -- 3: "Saving freedom at a moment of great peril" -- "I still don't want to run" -- "The convention is bleeding to death" -- The deal and the muster -- "Sail on O ship of state!"
Control code
ocm58451935
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 274 p.
Isbn
9781586481124
Lccn
2005041946
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58451935
  • a1064166

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