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One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern

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In the spring and summer of 1972, [[Performer~P228564~George McGovern~georgemcgovern]], a Democratic senator from South Dakota, achieved the seemingly impossible. Backed by a motley collection of Prairie populists, old-school liberals, and young people disenchanted with the war in Vietnam, [[Performer~P228564~McGovern~georgemcgovern]] overwhelmed longtime party favorites such as [[Performer~P123598~Hubert Humphrey~huberthumphrey]] and [[Performer~P291426~Edmund Muskie~edmundmuskie]] to win the Democratic...more

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