THEY ALSO RAN: The Story of the Men Who Were Defeated for the Presidency by Irving Stone
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THEY ALSO RAN: The Story of the Men Who Were Defeated for the Presidency

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A credit to the author of Lust for Life, Sailor on Horseback, etc., these ""psychographs"" of unsuccessful candidates for president, which animates historical speculation in estimating what might have happened had they won. Greeley and Cox, contenders from journalism; Clay and Bryan who made a career of presidential campaigning; Parker and Hughes who failed to leave the judiciary for a higher post; the generals -- Scott Fremont, McClellan, Hancock; the solitary Tilden; the professional politicians Douglas and Blains; the governors, Cass, Seymour, Smith, Landon; the Wall Street lawyers, Davis and Willkie -- a parade that aligns the campaigners into parallels of backgrounds, temperaments and characters, that provokes ouriosity, interest. Pungent.

Pub Date: May 28th, 1943
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran