Joshua M. Glasser
Publisher: Yale University Press (August 1, 2012)
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No skeletons have been damn in his closet, Thomas Eagleton guaranteed George McGovern’s political director. yet basically eighteen days later—after a chain of destructive public revelations and feverish behind-the-scenes maneuverings—McGovern rescinded his endorsement of his Democratic vice-presidential operating mate, and Eagleton withdrew from the price ticket. This interesting booklet is the 1st to discover the complete tale in the back of Eagleton's upward thrust and precipitous fall as a countrywide candidate.Within days of Eagleton's nomination, a couple of nameless mobilephone calls delivered to mild his background of hospitalizations for “nervous exhaustion and melancholy” and earlier therapy with electroshock remedy. The revelation rattled the crusade and put McGovern's association lower than severe public and media scrutiny. Joshua M. Glasser investigates a crusade in disarray and explores the views of the campaign’s key avid gamers, how judgements have been made and who made them, how cultural attitudes towards psychological disease educated the hindrance, and the way Eagleton's and McGovern's own objectives formed the process events.Drawing on own interviews with McGovern, crusade supervisor Gary Hart, political director Frank Mankiewicz, and dozens of alternative individuals inside and out the McGovern and Eagleton camps—as good as large unpublished crusade records—Glasser captures the political and human drama of Eagleton's short candidacy. Glasser additionally deals sharp insights into the the United States of 1972—mired in conflict and anxious concerning the economic system, a time with awesome similarities to our personal.