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They Also Ran: The Story of the Men Who Were…

They Also Ran: The Story of the Men Who Were Defeated for the Presidency (1943)

by Irving Stone

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Very interesting looking at the other people that ran for the highest office in America. It is also interesting thinking about what would have been different had they won. We would live in a very different country today had some of the races gone the other way. ( )
  Chris_El | Mar 19, 2015 |
204. They Also Ran The Story of the Men Who Were Defeated for the Presidency, by Irving Stone (read __ Aug 1945) I read this book as World War II was drawing to a close and my diary entries were much about that and not about this book but I remember that I really enjoyed reading this book because I had an avid interest in political history. ( )
  Schmerguls | Oct 3, 2013 |
The stories of the men who were defeated for the presidency.
  davidveal | Sep 10, 2011 |
Probably my favorite history, despite bias correctly noted by antiquary.

Of note: The 1966 edition contains perspective on presidents since the original publication. While these are very limited essays on Dewey, Stevenson and Goldwater, it includes special consideration of Richard Nixon as an also-ran from his failed 1960 run, and speculates on Nixon's political future. Worth checking out just for a "snapshot of 1966" perspective of Nixon's career and the specific political landscape of 1966. ( )
  ElijahBailey | Apr 18, 2009 |
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Does the better man always win? Would we have annexed Canada, avoided the Civil War and World War II if other presidents had been elected? What opportunities were lost, and what tragedies were averted, when people made their choice at the polls?

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