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Witcover, Jules

Works: 58 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 17,603 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: E840.8.A34, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jules Witcover
Marathon : the pursuit of the Presidency, 1972-1976 by Jules Witcover( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 1976 presidential campaign from its beginnings in 1972 through the election of Jimmie Carter
A heartbeat away : the investigation and resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew by Richard M Cohen( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Washington Post correspondents present a thorough examination of the persons, politics, and legal factors involved in Agnew's resignation
Party of the people : a history of the Democrats by Jules Witcover( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Party of the People, veteran political chronicler Jules Witcover traces the Democratic party's evolution, from its roots in the agrarian, individualistic concepts of Thomas Jefferson to its emergence as today's progressive party of social change and economic justice. Witcover describes the Democrats' dramatic struggle to define themselves and shares with us half a century of personal observation of the party through its most turbulent times."--Jacket
The year the dream died : revisiting 1968 in America by Jules Witcover( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That year Witcover crossed the country from New Hampshire to California; he was standing on the rioting streets of Washington with Robert Kennedy after King was shot; he was in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel the night Kennedy was gunned down. An eyewitness to history, he presents a unique perspective that captures the mood of a nation and the life of ordinary people as shattering news erupts from assassins' bullets and backroom deals. Witcover broadens our understanding of how that year sowed the seeds of liberalism's demise, the shame of Watergate, Reagan's long reign, and today's new Democratic agenda
85 days; the last campaign of Robert Kennedy by Jules Witcover( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "definitive account" (Washington Post) of Robert F. Kennedy's seminal presidential campaign. 85 Days is veteran Washington journalist Jules Witcover's masterpiece of political reportage. It brilliantly captures a lost moment in time when the politics of conviction seemed to converge with America's youth movement in opposition to the Vietnam War. At its center was the charismatic Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the slain President John F. Kennedy. Robert Kennedy's impassioned opposition to the Vietnam War, and his vision for a more egalitarian United States, launched him on one of the most memorable, though brief, campaigns in U.S. political history. Witcover's driving narrative follows Kennedy's campaign throughout the primary season, as Kennedy mulled a run, developed his core issues and supporter base, and shot to the top of the polls, culminating in a victory in California just two days before he was tragically killed. A timeless work of political journalism, 85 Days captures the character and spirit of a man who came to symbolize an unforgettable era in America
Blue smoke and mirrors : how Reagan won and why Carter lost the election of 1980 by Jack W Germond( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resurrection of Richard Nixon by Jules Witcover( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose broad stripes and bright stars? : the trivial pursuit of the presidency, 1988 by Jack W Germond( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the many bad moves and questionable strategies made by Gary Hart, Michael Dukakis, and other major contenders in the presidential race, and the lasting, crushing impact of "Reagan politics" upon challengers
White knight; the rise of Spiro Agnew by Jules Witcover( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad as hell : revolt at the ballot box, 1992 by Jack W Germond( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than three decades of shrinking voter involvement in presidential elections, something happened in 1992. Whether Americans were so fed up with politics as usual or so concerned about signs of an economy and a society in decay that they took matters into their own hands, they dramatically broke the downward spiral of presidential voting and set the nation on a new course. In one of the most unusual and electric campaigns for the White House in history, an unprecedentedly popular Republican president saw his political fortunes plunge almost overnight; a Democratic front-runner was nearly destroyed by scandal, only to recover; and a billionaire independent not once but twice tossed a monkey wrench into all calculations. Traditional stump campaigning took a backseat to television talk shows and politics-by-tabloid as the candidates sought and found new means to reach an electorate that for the first time in years seemed willing and even eager to be solicited, and to listen. In Mad as Hell, veteran reporters and political analysts Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover turn their more than thirty years experience on the campaign trail and in the campaign back rooms to telling the definitive story of how the excesses of George Bush's 1988 campaign came back to haunt him in 1992, and how Bill Clinton and his brash team of political strategists capitalized on Bush's failures and missteps to deny him reelection. At the same time, they examine the Ross Perot phenomenon from its unique birth in one television studio to its effective demise nine months later in another, in a year in which voters yearned for change - and for a new leader to provide it. From the challenge of Pat Buchanan and the media feeding frenzy against Clinton in New Hampshire to the dramatic "town meeting" debate in Richmond in which Bush unwittingly demonstrated that he "just didn't get it" about the depth of Americans' domestic concerns, the authors provide an inside account of how and why the voters ended Republican rule after twelve years of the Reagan Revolution, tuning the country over to a Democrat for only the second time in the last seven presidential elections. Explored are the essential ingredients of Bush's defeat and Clinton's victory: Bush's fateful "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge; the 1991 Democratic Senate victory in Pennsylvania that sounded the warning; Clinton's remarkable survivability; a Democratic convention that worked and a Republican convention that didn't; a Democratic bus tour that introduced a new generation of leadership and Republican whistle-stops that laid bare the vulnerabilities of the old; the thirst for a new face and a new voice to enfranchise the alienated, and how it may have changed American politics for years to come
The American vice presidency : from irrelevance to power by Jules Witcover( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An all-inclusive examination of the vice presidency over the course of American history. Witcover chronicles each of the forty-seven vice presidents during their tenures, and explores how the roles and responsibilities were first subject to the whims of the presidents under whom they served, but came to be expanded to a de facto assistant presidency
No way to pick a president by Jules Witcover( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He shows us, in memorable and dramatic detail, how professional mercenaries - with little party loyalty and diminished political principles, driven by an insatiable need for money and skewed priorities - are corrupting American public life. At the same time, he shows how television dramatically, even destructively, distorts the election process, discouraging voter participation and dissuading some of our most promising public figures from seeking high office."--Jacket
Crapshoot : rolling the dice on the vice presidency : from Adams and Jefferson to Truman and Quayle by Jules Witcover( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination and history of the vice presidency with behind the scenes drama from the earliest days of the republic to the present
Wake us when it's over : presidential politics of 1984 by Jack W Germond( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Very strange bedfellows : the short and unhappy marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew by Jules Witcover( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with a keen eye toward just how strange - and ultimately destructive - the relationship between this president and his vice-president was, Very Strange Bedfellows is the definitive account of a bizarre chapter in national politics, told with a historian's breadth of knowledge, by a journalist who was there."--Jacket
Sabotage at Black Tom : imperial Germany's secret war in America, 1914-1917 by Jules Witcover( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At eight minutes past two o'clock on the morning of Sunday, July 30, 1916, a thundering explosion at the Black Tom munitions depot sent sleeping residents of New York City and surrounding areas tumbling from their beds. In one terrifying, ear-splitting moment, the Great War then raging overseas had come to America. In Sabotage at Black Tom, Jules Witcover draws on his skills as an investigative reporter to tell about one of the most fascinating and little-known episodes of World War I: how the Kaiser's agents -- with the help of interned German sailors, Irish recruits bitter toward the British, and German-American sympathizers -- schemed to stop the flow of American armaments to the Allies. - Jacket flap
The main chance by Jules Witcover( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Biden : a life of trial and redemption by Jules Witcover( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first definitive biography of Vice President Joe Biden, journalist Jules Witcover examines the life of a man who, with his tenacity, outspokenness, and charming smile, has shaped Washington politics for the past forty years and who now serves as the 47th vice president of the United States. Raised in working-class towns, with lackluster grades in school and no particular goals, Biden shocked the nation in 1972 when he became one of the youngest elected senators in U.S. history. From that point forward, he carved a legacy for himself as one of the most respected legislators in the country. Yet for all of Biden's achievements, his life has been filled with tragedy and countless challenges. Drawing on numerous exclusive interviews, Witcover has gone beyond conventional biography to track the forces that have shaped a man who, with his plainspoken style and inspiring life story, has resonated with millions of Americans.--From publisher description
America's vice presidents : from irrelevance to power by Jules Witcover( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of an ink-stained wretch : half a century pounding the political beat by Jules Witcover( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With wit and candor, Witcover captures the grit, glamour, and excitement of newspaper reporting. He presents an insider's view on the changing role and style of reporters, commentators, and other shapers of opinion in today's contentious political climate
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Party of the people : a history of the Democrats
Alternative Names
Jules Witcover American journalist

Jules Witcover Amerikaans journalist

Witcover, Jules Joseph, 1927-

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The year the dream died : revisiting 1968 in AmericaNo way to pick a presidentVery strange bedfellows : the short and unhappy marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro AgnewThe making of an ink-stained wretch : half a century pounding the political beat