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Five days in Philadelphia, Charles Peters

Label
Five days in Philadelphia
Title
Five days in Philadelphia
Statement of responsibility
Charles Peters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There were four strong contenders when the Republican party met in June of 1940 in Philadelphia to nominate its candidate for president: the crusading young attorney and rising Republican star Tom Dewey, solid members of the Republican establishment Robert Taft and Arthur Vandenberg, and dark horse Wendell Willkie, utilities executive, favorite of the literati and only very recently even a Republican. The leading Republican candidates campaigned as isolationists. The charismatic Willkie, newcomer and upstager, 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.The story of how this happened -- and of how essential his nomination would prove in allowing FDR to save Britain and prepare this country for entry into World War II -- is all told in Charles Peters'Five Days in Philadelphia. As Peters shows, these five action-packed days and their improbable outcome were as important as the Battle of Britain in defeating the Nazis
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Willkie, Wendell L.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Republican National Convention
  • Presidents
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Political candidates
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Five days in Philadelphia, Charles Peters
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223049280309
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 274 p.
Isbn
9781586481124
Lccn
2005041946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
123345158
Label
Five days in Philadelphia, Charles Peters
Publication
Bar code
31223049280309
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 274 p.
Isbn
9781586481124
Lccn
2005041946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
123345158

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