At a glance:
- Author: Thomas Mallon
- First Published: 1997
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: June 24, 1948, to November 3, 1948
- Setting: Owosso, Michigan
- Characters: Billy Grimes, Margaret Fuller, Jane Herrick, Tim Herrick, Horace Sinclair, Anne Macmurray, Jack Riley, Peter Cox, Carol and Harold Fuller, Frank Sherwood, Annie Dewey, Gene Ryan, Jonathan Adams Darrell, Al Jackson
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, Regional fiction
- Subjects: Authors or writers, 1940's, Midwest, Divorce, Death or dying, Elections, Politicians, Small-town life, Military life or service, Entrepreneurship or entrepreneurs, Coffins
- Locales: Owosso, MI
Thomas Mallon has written that he prefers his books to cover geography and time periods that he has not personally experienced, to move beyond the bounds of his own personal experience. Thus, Dewey Defeats Truman, the title lifted from the Chicago Tribune s famous headline, “Dewey Defeats Truman,” is not a memoir or personal reminiscence or exploration of personal trauma of the sort immensely popular in the world of publishing these days. This leisurely historical novel, however, is essentially an ethnography of a particular time and particular place: Owosso,...
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