Just Plain Dick

Just Plain Dick

Richard Nixon's Checkers Speech and the "rocking, Socking" Election of 1952

Book - 2012
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A behind-the-scenes, sixtieth anniversary commemoration of the thirty-seventh President's famous "Checkers" speech demonstrates how it salvaged a psychologically troubled Nixon's position on Eisenhower's Republican ticket, set the tone for the 1952 campaign, and reflected period politics and culture.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, [2012]
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781608198122
Branch Call Number: 324.97309 MATTSON
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 22 cm


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LJHan Nov 07, 2012

I didn't know, until I read this book, that Stevenson also had a "secret fund". That fact may have helped Nixon more than the Checkers Speech, because Stevenson could not personally attack Nixon over the money.
Never cared for Nixon, but I've read a great many books about him.
He was like a human car crash...don't want to look, but you can't turn away.


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