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Witcover, Jules

Overview
Works: 59 works in 163 publications in 1 language and 18,153 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Political fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E840.8.A34, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jules Witcover
Marathon : the pursuit of the Presidency, 1972-1976 by Jules Witcover( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,927 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 )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,658 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 )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,598 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 )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,212 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 )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue smoke and mirrors : how Reagan won and why Carter lost the election of 1980 by Jack W Germond( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resurrection of Richard Nixon by Jules Witcover( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 961 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 )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 907 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
Joe Biden : a life of trial and redemption by Jules Witcover( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 891 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
No way to pick a president by Jules Witcover( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never before has so much money poured into a presidential campaign as is flowing into the election of 2000. Jules Witcover, who has covered every election since 1952, here combines unparalleled knowledge about presidential politics with a wise analysis of what's wrong with the way American presidents are chosen
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 796 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 )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American vice presidency : from irrelevance to power by Jules Witcover( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 716 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
Very strange bedfellows : the short and unhappy marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew by Jules Witcover( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the highly insecure and socially awkward W Richard Nixon offered the vice-presidential candidacy to smooth-talking, confident, but virtually unheard-of Spiro Agnew during the presidential campaign of 1968, jaws dropped. "Spiro who?" became a staple of the political lexicon, and while Nixon publicly stood by his choice, he privately kept Agnew at arm's length for the duration of their partnership."
Sabotage at Black Tom : imperial Germany's secret war in America, 1914-1917 by Jules Witcover( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 384 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 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 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
Eighty-five days; the last campaign of Robert Kennedy by Jules Witcover( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical account of his political activities, from the announcement of his candidacy for U.S. President to his death barely three months thereafter
 
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Party of the people : a history of the Democrats
Alternative Names
Jules Witcover American journalist

Languages
English (128)

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The year the dream died : revisiting 1968 in AmericaJoe Biden : a life of trial and redemptionNo way to pick a presidentVery strange bedfellows : the short and unhappy marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew