Looks at Nixon's Iowa backseat blow-up to the first televised debate to John Ehrlichman's spy missions on the Democrats. The author tells the whole story of this fascinating election. It was the election that gave America 'Camelot' and its tragic aftermath, a momentous contest in which three giants battled for the presidency.
It was the election that gave America “Camelot” and its tragic aftermath, a momentous contest in which three giants battled for the presidency. Award-winning author David Pietrusza
does here for the 1960 presidential race what he did in “1920: The Year of the Six Presidents”-a “Kirkus Reviews” best book. Until now, the most authoritative study of the 1960 election was Theodore White's “The Making of the President, 1960,” but White didn't tell all. From Nixon's Iowa backseat blowup to the first televised debate to John Ehrlichman's spy missions on the Democrats, Pietrusza tells the rest of the story.
is winner of both the Casey and F. C. Lane Awards, having authored or edited more than thirty books. His latest book, Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series, was nominated for the Mystery Writers of American Edgar Award. He has written for numerous publications including USA Today, Baseball Weekly, and Baseball America. An expert on the 1920s, Pietrusza has served on the Board of Directors of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation. He lives in Scotia, New York.