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The Resource Let the people rule : Theodore Roosevelt and the birth of the presidential primary, Geoffrey Cowan

Let the people rule : Theodore Roosevelt and the birth of the presidential primary, Geoffrey Cowan

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Let the people rule : Theodore Roosevelt and the birth of the presidential primary
Title
Let the people rule
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt and the birth of the presidential primary
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Cowan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt's controversial 1912 campaign describes how he unsuccessfully challenged close friend William Howard Taft for the nomination, established key practices in primary elections, and created a new political party
  • "Let the People Rule tells the exhilarating story of the four-month campaign that changed American politics forever. In 1912 Theodore Roosevelt came out of retirement to challenge his close friend and handpicked successor, William Howard Taft, for the Republican Party nomination. To overcome the power of the incumbent, TR seized on the idea of presidential primaries, telling bosses everywhere to "Let the People Rule." The cheers and jeers of rowdy supporters and detractors echo from Geoffrey Cowan's pages as he explores TR's fight-to-the-finish battle to win popular support. After sweeping nine out of thirteen primaries, he felt entitled to the nomination. But the party bosses proved too powerful, leading Roosevelt to walk out of the convention and create a new political party of his own. Using a trove of newly discovered documents, Cowan takes readers inside the colorful, dramatic, and often mean-spirited campaign, describing the political machinations and intrigue and painting indelible portraits of its larger-than-life characters. But Cowan also exposes the more unsavory parts of TR's campaign: seamy backroom deals, bribes made in TR's name during the Republican Convention, and then the shocking political calculation that led TR to ban any black delegates from the Deep South from his new "Bull Moose Party."' -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
324.973/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E 765 .C69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Let the people rule : Theodore Roosevelt and the birth of the presidential primary, Geoffrey Cowan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393249842
Lccn
2015032325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909974435
  • (OCoLC)ocn909974435
Label
Let the people rule : Theodore Roosevelt and the birth of the presidential primary, Geoffrey Cowan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393249842
Lccn
2015032325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909974435
  • (OCoLC)ocn909974435

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