Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie

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Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie

By Steve Neal
Doubleday, 1984
371 pp. $17.95
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This well-written and admiring biography will help correct the unwarranted historical neglect of a charismatic figure who generated extraordinary excitement in his lifetime (Willkie died suddenly in 1944 at the age of 52). Mr. Neal describes Willkie's meteoric rise as a utilities executive, the remarkable way his nomination as the Republican presidential candidate was achieved in 1940, the close election of that year, and Willkie's growing internationalism during World War II.

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