Contributor biographical information for Five days in Philadelphia : the amazing "We want Wilkie!" convention of 1940 and how it freed FDR to save the Western World / Charles Peters.


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Charles Peters managed John F. Kennedy's 1960 primary in West Virginia's largest county, then moved to Washington D.C. to help launch the Peace Corps and to found the Washington Monthly, which he edited for thirty-one years. He won the Columbia Journalism Award and the first Richard M. Clurman award for mentoring young journalists, such as James Fallows, Nicholas Lemann, Michael Kinsley, and Pulitzer Prize winners Katharine Boo and Taylor Branch. His previous books include How Washington Really Works, which the New York Times called, "wise, funny."



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1940.
Republican National Convention -- (1940 : -- Philadelphia, Pa.)
Willkie, Wendell L. -- (Wendell Lewis), -- 1892-1944.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
Political candidates -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.