Dewey Defeats Truman

Dewey Defeats Truman

A Novel

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
While Anne Macmurray prepares to choose between two suitors--a union organizer and a conservative lawyer--the inhabitants of Owosso, Michigan, anticipate the victory of their hometown hero, Thomas E. Dewey, in the 1948 presidential election

Blackwell North Amer
Thomas Mallon has masterfully appropriated a jubilant legend (and famous headline) of modern American history - Harry Truman's upset victory over Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election - and built around it a midwestern Midsummer Night's Dream. Set in Dewey's Michigan hometown of Owosso, this is the captivating story of a local love triangle that manages to mirror the national election contest. Just as the voters must decide, so must Anne Macmurray choose between two suitors - the ardent UAW organizer and his polar opposite, the wealthy lawyer who's certain he will ride to state-senate victory on Republican coattails.
As they weave a small-town tapestry of dreams and secrets, the people of Owosso ready themselves for the fame that is bound to shower down upon them after Dewey's sure-thing victory. But as the novel - and history - move toward election night, we watch the citizens of Owosso - in particular, Anne Macmurray and her suitors - await the outcome of the election and a rearrangement of their fates in a climax filled with suspense, chagrin, and unexpected joy.

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While Anne Macmurray prepares to choose between two suitors--an ardent union organizer and a wealthy, conservative lawyer--the inhabitants of Owosso, Michigan, anticipate the victory of their hometown hero, Thomas E. Dewey, in the 1948 presidential election. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1997
ISBN: 9780679444251
0679444254
Branch Call Number: MAL
Characteristics: 355 p

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