Summary: ''The presidential election of 1912 saw a third-party candidate finish second in both popular and electoral votes. The Socialist candidate, Eugene V. Debs, received the highest percentage of the popular vote his party ever attained. In addition to year-round campaigning in the modern style, the 1912 contest featured a broader role for women, two exciting national conventions, and an assassination attempt on Theodore Roosevelt's life. The election defined the major parties for generat ...show moreions to come as the Taft-Roosevelt split pushed the Republicans to the right and the Democrats' agenda of reform set them on the road to the New Deal.'' ''Americans sensed in 1912 that they stood at a turning point in the nation's history. Four Hats in the Ring demonstrates why the people who lived and fought this significant election were more right than they could ever have known.''--BOOK JACKET. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 08
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