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By Joshua M. Glasser

No skeletons have been damn in his closet, Thomas Eagleton guaranteed George McGovern’s political director. yet simply eighteen days later—after a sequence of harmful public revelations and feverish behind-the-scenes maneuverings—McGovern rescinded his endorsement of his Democratic vice-presidential operating mate, and Eagleton withdrew from the price ticket.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 entire 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 cellphone calls dropped at mild his background of hospitalizations for “nervous exhaustion and melancholy” and prior therapy with electroshock remedy. The revelation rattled the crusade and positioned McGovern's association below severe public and media scrutiny. Joshua 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 ailment expert the situation, and the way Eagleton's and McGovern's own targets 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Frank Mankiewicz, and dozens of alternative individuals inside and out the McGovern and Eagleton camps—as good as huge unpublished crusade records—Glasser captures the political and human drama of Eagleton's short candidacy. Glasser additionally deals sharp insights into the the US of 1972—mired in warfare, worried concerning the financial system, ambivalent approximately civil rights.

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