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“Dewey Defeats Truman”

Seventy years ago today President Harry Truman staged his unlikely come-from-behind victory in the first presidential election since the end of World War II.  Despite having a splintered Democratic Party and three rivals, he waged an ambitious whistle-stop campaign from his Pullman car known as the Ferdinand Magellan. Combating a widespread sense of doom from…