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« on: June 26, 2006, 08:16:11 pm »
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"Divided They Stand" by David English

I can't find any kind of summary on the internet, but the book is a chronicle of the 1968 US Presidential election from a British journalist who covered the election.  It starts around '66-'67 in the search for an anti-war candidate and how many people passed up the job (Robert Kennedy and George McGovern passed up a run before McCarthy ran), LBJ's dropping out and Kennedy's entry, Kennedy's assassination, etc. all the way through election night.  It's a tremendous book and opens your eyes as to how insane that election was and how crazy that era must have been.  If you can find a copy I encourage you to read it.

I actually semi-stole the book from a bookstore I used to work at a few years ago. (although they turned a blind eye to employees taking books)  I'm reading it now.  I skip around a bit, but I'm about 3/5 through and currently am reading about the Republican convention in Miami.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 09:55:33 pm »
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This looks awesome; I love books on the 1968 election (or on 1968 in general)!

Damn. According to Amazon, the book is out of print. I don't suppose you know anywhere I can get it that's not online?
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 11:14:33 pm »
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This looks awesome; I love books on the 1968 election (or on 1968 in general)!0

Damn. According to Amazon, the book is out of print. I don't suppose you know anywhere I can get it that's not online?

Probably not.  I just got lucky in that it was donated to the used bookstore I worked at.  You'll likely have to buy it online.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 05:01:07 am »
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I read it years ago, found it in the central library in Liverpool (they are really underfunded and I don't think they've bought a new book since about 1988).

A fascinating read, very eye-opening.
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