Books: Teddy White Runs Again

THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT 1968 by Theodore White. 459 pages. Atheneum. $10.

In two previous chronicles of President-making, Theodore H. White's talents were more than equal to the task: the creation of historical documents that read like suspense novels. This time the odds were against him. White's best reportage delineates character; portraiture is his forte. In 1968, events overshadowed individuals. It was a year of frustration and disruption, of groping and dismay. Many were killed, the timid endured, the vague were exalted, the hesitant lost. Finally the managers stepped in, good and...

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