240 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 10 halftones, appends., notes, index
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-5110-1
Published: March 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-5109-5
Published: April 2019
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Well-paced, accessible, and engagingly written, Goudsouzian’s book chronicles anew the characters and events of the 1968 campaign as an essential moment in American history, one with clear resonance in our contemporary political moment.
About the Author
Aram Goudsouzian is professor of history at the University of Memphis. His previous books include Sidney Poitier and Down to the Crossroads.
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"The organization of the book provides some fresh insights. Goudsouzian's narrative takes us into a political world different from today's--a vanishing world where a candidate's nomination was influenced but not determined by the primaries."--Washington Post
"Certainly worthy of attention as a reliable assessment of this critical election that established a new political environment for years to come. Suitable for most collections."--Library Journal
"Goudsouzian's book is slim and compulsively readable; as a primer on the election, it is unmatched."--Clay Risen, Chapter 16
“Offers a brisk chronicle of the pivotal US presidential election of 1968 by focusing on eight of the candidates vying for the nation’s highest office. . . . This book will be useful for students of both history and political science.”--Choice Reviews
"An insightful and fast-paced ride down the wild road of 1968 presidential politics. Expert and novice alike will finish this book amazed at the pace of history of one campaign year."--Jefferson Cowie, Vanderbilt University
"At a time of fierce partisan clashes and turbulence in American politics, it’s instructive to read Aram Goudsouzian’s The Men and the Moment. In his account of the 1968 election, Goudsouzian draws vivid portraits of the conniving politicians, hacks, phoneys, and demagogues who played major roles during another period of sharp division and turmoil in this country."--Curtis Wilkie, University of Mississippi
Multimedia & Links
Listen: Goudsouzian talks to Bill Sher on the New Books Network podcast. (05/14/2019, running time 33:11)
Watch: Goudsouzian talks to WREG-TV Memphis about the election that marked the identities of the Republican and Democratic parties as we know them today. (04/16/2019, running time 5:17)