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  • Title: Dewey Defeats Truman
  • Author: Thomas Mallon
  • ISBN: 9780312180867
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1948, the small town of Owosso, Michigan, is electrified by the presidential campaign of native favorite Thomas Dewey Just as voters must decide between Dewey and Harry Truman, so must bookstore clerk Anne Macmurray choose between two suitors the ardent United Auto Workers organizer and his polar opposite, the wealthy young Republican attorney with political ambitions.In 1948, the small town of Owosso, Michigan, is electrified by the presidential campaign of native favorite Thomas Dewey Just as voters must decide between Dewey and Harry Truman, so must bookstore clerk Anne Macmurray choose between two suitors the ardent United Auto Workers organizer and his polar opposite, the wealthy young Republican attorney with political ambitions.
    Dewey Defeats Truman In the small town of Owosso Michigan is electrified by the presidential campaign of native favorite Thomas Dewey Just as voters must decide between Dewey and Harry Truman so must bookstore cl

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    1. Senator barkley and I will win this election and make these Republicans like it don t you forget that I recommended an increase in the minimum wage What did I get Nothing Absolutely nothing Harry S TrumanA very jubilant HarryIn 1948 the Republicans thought they had a lock on the presidential election The New York Lion, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was dead, and that little pipsqueak from Missouri, Harry Truman, did not stand a chance Thomas Dewey had been the Republican nominee in 1944, and had be [...]

    2. I ve just finished reading this It s 5 08 a.m on July 17th, 2008 I m going to leave intact what I posted here last week That will be prefaced with three asterisks Before leaving you with that old post, I ll just say DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN is, absolutely, the book I wanted it to be While I know it is not to everyone s tastes, this novel delighted me with its ability to capture America as it was in 1948 Inasmuch as the main characters are exactly the age my parents were at that time, I can say that [...]

    3. Once again, Thomas Mallon blows me away.This novel, which takes place in Owosso, Michigan Thomas Dewey s hometown is a wonderful mixture of historical fact and incredible fiction Mallon always manages to find a fictional parallel to the historical events which guide the story.In this case, the residents of Owosso are preparing to become a national tourist site when their native son is elected, as everyone in the US knows he WILL be, president of the United States Although he lost in his bid agai [...]

    4. Thomas Mallon s novel, Dewey Defeats Truman , is a marvelous look at a small town in the throes of change Set in 1948 in Owosso, Michigan the real hometown of Thomas Dewey the townspeople are transitioning from the war years to the Cold War years Politically, the small town is basically populated by Republicans other than a few furtive Democrats and the summer of 1948 seems to be the ending of the Democrats hold on the White House Dewey, nominated in the convention in Philadelphia is expected to [...]

    5. Are there an infinite number of possible futures Perhaps there are In Dewey Defeats Truman , Thomas Mallon presents a small town on the cusp of history Owosso, Michigan is the hometown of Thomas Dewey, Republican candidate for President against Harry Truman Truman is so unpopular in 1948 that Dewey looks like a sure thing The townspeople of Owosso try to figure out what the rise of their native son will mean for them Some anticipate business opportunities and a Dewey Walk , a tribute to his rise [...]

    6. For at least a year before the 1948 presidential election, New York Governor Thomas E Dewey was almost universally expected to beat the incumbent, former Vice President Harry Truman Apparently, even Truman himself thought he would lose The title of Thomas Mallon s brilliant novel about that time was an infamous headline in the Chicago Tribune which wishfully predicted on election night that Dewey Defeats Truman A pivotal time in our political historyWith election year in the background, Mallon s [...]

    7. Set in the small town in Michigan where Thomas Dewey was born, this a book with a bit of nostalgia and a bit of romance Everyone is excited about their hometown boy becoming the next president City fathers are planning on improvements so as not to disappoint the flood of tourists to be expected over the coming years as the hometown of a president A new gal in town is heavily pursued by 2 very eligible bachelors, one a hot shot republican lawyer running for state senator and the other a nice guy [...]

    8. I think I probably liked this than it deserved based solely on the fact it was set in the town in which I grew up I m meant to understand that Thomas Mallon is a well regarded author, so it could also be that he s just so talented I was being delighted without realizing why My memory is that it s a fairly straightforward love story set in small town Owosso, MI, birthplace of Thomas Dewey That s all I got If you grew up in Owosso, you might want to read this for novelty s sake, otherwise, I don [...]

    9. Great little period piece that reads like a movie you would watch on ABC or something Loved the stories and the characters However, I HATED the ending, and seriously considered not finishing with just five pages left, I was so upset Guess that means that Mallon had me hooked Would have been a great read around an election time Inspiring Young people who actually put effort in to care about an election, get to know the candidates, and get involved in the election proceedings sigh What a time.

    10. A historical novel set in the town where Dewey was born on the eve of his defeat by Truman, in 1948 The pace was leisurely and the characters run of the mill, as well as all being almost impossibly sympathetic All the same, I m giving it three stars because I found it enormously entertaining to read it reminded me of the way I read as a child, entering with great pleasure into another world I can t tell you why it had that effect, but I certainly enjoyed it

    11. I really enjoyed this book Maybe because I m a Michigan boy and its set in Owosso Perhaps But I found the characters, for the most part, compelling and the various plots intriguing, save for the central romance, which left me a bit cold But Mallon lives up to the the high regard in which I hold him.

    12. Dewey Defeats Truman paints a picture of late 40s America, but doesn t delve much deeper than the first layer of paint Quaint is the word that comes to mind I enjoyed it enough to read by Mallon, I just wish this had teeth.Rating 3.4

    13. Mostly a fun read, though a bit slow in places I wasn t convinced of the main character s change of heart at the end Good writing, well drawn characters, an interesting glimpse into life in this small town in the 1940s.

    14. Not bad, but drags quite a bit in part Captures the serious, but innocent mood of the late 1940s nationalism with a bit of lingering pre war optimism Nice romance, but not a book for people looking for an intellectual challenge.

    15. The book was interesting, particularly since I remember the campaign very well between Dewey and Truman I felt the book had too many sub plots which were distracting Still, generally a good read.

    16. A modest, not particularly inspired historical novel set in Dewey s home town, Owosoo, Michigan, from the day Dewey was nominated for president by the Republican Party until Election Day.

    17. This is a fun read set in the small town of Tom Dewey s birth where people are falling in and out of love, going missing, going mad, all set against the frenzy of the 1948 election.

    18. Managed to end up with a bound uncorrected proof It was a really good read picked up at a library booksale Wonder how different the finished version might be.

    19. Good, not great Read it at night and tired most of the time Good flawed characters but the story was slow, especially since you know the outcome.

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