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Saved By The Whistle: Truman's Campaign Of 1948

Nov 3, 2014

Credit University Press of New England

Candidates crisscross the country with relative ease these days, but back in 1948, a real train whistle ruled a whistle-stop campaign. That year the presidency went to Harry Truman after he covered 31,000 miles by rail and gave 352 speeches along the way.

On Monday's Up to Date, we take a look at the underdog effort that kept Truman in the White House.

Guest:

  • Philip White, author of Whistle Stop: How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman

HEAR MORE: Philip White speaks at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.