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Dewey Defeats Truman by Thomas Mallon
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Dewey Defeats Truman by Thomas Mallon
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Apr 23, 2013 | ISBN 9780345805560

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Praise

Praise for Thomas Mallon’s Dewey Defeats Truman:

“A warm, touching, and richly textured novel; a classic American movie filmed in glorious prose deluxe.”
Entertainment Weekly
 
“A finely textured web. . . . Like Shakespeare’s summery comedies, the novel is about love’s madness. . . . Effortlessly summons the feel of a bygone era. . . . A lovely meditation on the interplay between past and present.”
—Jay Parini, The New York Times Book Review 
 
“Charming . . . Mallon is a master of detail about a place and a time.”
Chicago Tribune
 
“A beautifully written and absorbing novel, with richly drawn characters and a wealth of bubbling plots.”
Detroit Free Press

“It’s fueled by a sense of period detail so strong that reading it seems at times like paging through an old high school yearbook . . . I enjoyed the wit and precision with which Mallon presents this world.”
Boston Sunday Globe

“Thomas Mallon is a smart, inventive, prolific writer . . . What interests him is not history per se but the way in which large events touch and alter the lives of ordinary, unknown people.”
The Washington Post

“Mallon’s prose is always rich and economical. . . . Dewey Defeats Truman is the kind of novel that restores meaning to the present by recovering the past.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“[A] beautifully controlled novel. . . . Mallon has so meticulously re-created a time and place that even trivial data has the force of nothing less than truth. . . . Mallon’s complicated meditation on the trials of private and public identity is beautifully fashioned. Its tale of yesteryear tells America a little bit about what it is today.”
Publishers Weekly

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