Wendell Willkie

Wendell Willkie

Hoosier Internationalist
James Madison
Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/22/1992
Format: Hardback 17 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-33619-4
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The 12 assessments of Wendell Willkie in this book are exceptionally well done. They are interesting reading about a most interesting man." —The Coffeyville (KS) Journal

... a remarkable and useful compilation of essays... " —Indiana Magazine of History

Indiana’s Wendell Willkie burst upon the national political scene in 1940 when, apparently out of nowhere, he won the Republican nomination for the presidency and ran against Franklin Roosevelt. After his defeat, he traveled widely and returned to write One World, which had a tremendous impact on the then-isolationist United States. "There was about him," the New York Times editorialized, "a warm and winning sincerity... a natural straightforwardness which left untouched no one who knew him." These essays by a distinguished group of historians recognize one of the state’s most famous native sons and reassess his impact on history one hundred years after his birth.

Author Bio

JAMES H. MADISON, Professor of History at Indiana University and editor of the Indiana Magazine of History, is author of several books and articles dealing with rural history and state history. His most recent books are The Indiana Way: A State History, Eli Lilly: A Life, 1885-1977 and Heartland: Comparative Histories of the Midwestern States.

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Table of Contents

Herman B Wells

Thinking About Wendell Willkie: An Introduction
James H. Madison

Part I: Wendell Willkie in Indiana....America

Willkie as a Hoosier: From Elwood to Rushville and In Between
George T. Blakey

Strange Bedfellows: The Utility Magnate as Politician
Mark H. Leff

Seeking the Presidency: Willkie as Politician
Ross Gregory

Willkie as Liberal: Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
Harvard Sitkoff

Part II: Wendell Willkie & the World

One World: An American Perspective
Howard Jones

One World: A View from France
Andre Kaspi

Modernizing the Republican Foreign Policy Agenda
A.S. Manykin

Address of Wendell L. Willkie, Foundation Day, Indiana University, May 4, 1938

Bibliographic Essay
Wendell Willkie Chronology
Illustrations precede Part II