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An Election of Patriots

An Election of Patriots - Andre Jute An interesting story about the infant days of television. What was striking to me was how The managing editor of Time magazine, Harry Luce, utilized television bites to get Eisenhower the Republican party nomination for the 1950 elections. I found there were a few too many characters in this novella so I did tend to lose perspective. It is a worthy read to experience the near capitulation of the Republican party and how television was used to put them back in power after 52 years of Democratic party dominance. It is about politics as it actually unfolded in 1949 so it does tend to drag a bit. I give it 3.5 stars.