McCarthy for President

  • by Arthur Herzog III
  • Narrated by Charles Henderson Norman
  • 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

McCarthy for President: The words recall an endeavor both brash and quixotic, unpredicted and unpredictable, a political campaign of permanent interest to voters and historians alike. Even in defeat, the McCarthy movement racked up considerable success: the dramatic toppling of the president, pressure to initiate the Paris peace talks, the political involvement of most of the young generation, and a massive re-examination of the Democratic Party.
Arthur Herzog's account is no mere chronicle, and his vivid writing captures all the color and spirit which imbued the "Children's Crusade" from its first startling success in New Hampshire to the chaos and agony of the Chicago anticlimax. Much of what seemed destined to remain unknown about this unprecedented and erratic campaign is brought to life in McCarthy for President, the first authoritative account of a movement that began, in McCarthy's own words, "to give the system a test".

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McCarthy: a man of character

What did you love best about McCarthy for President?

I loved McCarthy the person-a political figure with tremendous character-very different than those cliché politicians who base every move on polls and strategic calculations.


What other book might you compare McCarthy for President to and why?

Not sure-but McCarthy almost reminds me of people from my father's generation: a "salt of the Earth" kind of guy!


Which scene was your favorite?

How McCarthy went to bed one night rather than stay up late to meet with an important political contributor-in general, I found his general unwillingness to solicit campaign contributions to be hilarious!


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

McCarthy: man of character


Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- EP

Great Description of Campaign Life

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, and I have. As someone who has worked on political campaigns, it was fun and nostalgic to hear about another one.


What about Charles Henderson Norman’s performance did you like?

I kept believing he was the author.


What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

It's fun to know how/why Johnson lost and how it changed the course of the Presidency.


Any additional comments?

I could "read" this one over and over I think.

Note: I got this book for free from audiobookblast dot com in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Marian L. Ward

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2014
  • Publisher: Leslie Mandel Enterprises, Inc