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  • The Making of the President, 1960, written by Theodore White and published by Atheneum Publishers in 1961, analyzes the 1960 election in which John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States. The book won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and was the first in a series of books analyzing American Presidential elections. The Making of the President, 1960, was a huge success when the book came out in 1961. It stayed on the best-seller list for more than forty weeks. The book, written in a novelistic style, traces the 1960 campaign from the primaries to the conclusion of the general election contest against Richard Nixon. The book had quite an impact on politics and its image. Critics and journalists who had read it were subjected to a shift in their way to describe everyday politics. As said by White in the book itself, it showed a leader under the pressures of circumstances. It reported a presidential battle in a different angle. This literary-journalistic book brought a dramatic point of view on the world of politics and its strategies, victories and defeats. White even noted all intonations and postures of the 1960 politicians. A chapter was also devoted on detailing the reasons behind Americans' way to vote and their way to live. Wikipedia

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