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Between 1944 and 1953, a power struggle emerged between New York governor Thomas Dewey and U.S. senator Robert Taft of Ohio that threatened to split the Republican Party. Bowen reveals how this two-man battle for control of the GOP--and the Republican presidential nomination--escalated into a divide of ideology that ultimately determined the party's political identity.

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  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Frontmatter
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations and Acronyms
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. ONE. Thirst for Power and Self-Perpetuation, 1944–1946
  2. pp. 15-34
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  1. TWO. Communism vs. Republicanism, 1946–1948
  2. pp. 35-55
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  1. THREE. Opportunity Wasted, 1948
  2. pp. 56-74
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  1. FOUR. A Nation of Morons, 1949–1950
  2. pp. 75-108
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  1. FIVE. The Great Republican Mystery, 1951–1952
  2. pp. 109-129
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  1. SIX. If We Sleep on This, We Are Really Suckers, 1952
  2. pp. 130-152
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  1. SEVEN. Prelude to a Purge, 1952–1953
  2. pp. 153-172
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  1. EIGHT. Moderating Republicanism, 1953–1964
  2. pp. 173-200
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 201-206
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 207-238
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 239-246
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 247-254
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469602752
Related ISBN
9780807834855
MARC Record
OCLC
755414403
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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