THE FIGHT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE by Frank Kelly

THE FIGHT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Frank Kelly's discussion of the three-way struggle for the American presidency in 1912 is a thoroughly masterful analysis, no matter with which one of the three parties or candidates one is prone to side. In a month-by-month review of that campaign, Kelly has developed a vigorous and shrewd amalgam of seething politics, impartial personality disclosure, and factual historical detail including much that foreshadows domestic and international developments of our own day. Free from overweening partisanship, his book reads easily and gives the reader much to carry away. No surprise if it should turn up on many teachers' lists of history textbook supplements: it would be excellent even for Taft or Wilson or Roosevelt specialists. A fine, absorbing treatment in every respect.

Pub Date: March 10th, 1961
Publisher: Crowell