Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie


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Wendell Willkie never held a public office, yet he nearly became President of the United States. A registered Democrat until the fall of 1939, he captured the Republican party's nomination less than a year later. It was, by all accounts, a meteoric rise - to win the nomination Willkie defeated such party stalwarts as Thomas Dewey, Robert Taft, and Arthur Vandenberg. These Republican front-runners had been insisting that the war in Europe wasn't a national concern since two oceans protected the US from the aggressors, while ...

Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie 1984, Doubleday Books

ISBN-13: 9780385184397