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Montgomery, Gayle B. 1934-

Works: 4 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 1,179 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E748.K67, 973.92092
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Most widely held works by Gayle B Montgomery
One step from the White House : the rise and fall of Senator William F. Knowland by Gayle B Montgomery( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this definitive biography of one of California's most influential politicians, Gayle B. Montgomery and James W. Johnson trace the disappointments and failed aspirations that led to Knowland's tragic suicide. At the same time, they offer a stark and compelling account of American politics at the height of the cold war." "As the last Republican Senate majority leader before Bob Dole, Knowland and his counterpart in the U.S. Senate, Lyndon B. Johnson, set the cold war policies for the 1950s." "Provoking turmoil in the Republican Party, Knowland gave up the most powerful seat in the Senate to run for governor of California, a position he hoped would serve as a stepping-stone to the presidency. But he lost the 1958 election, a dramatic defeat that destroyed his own political career and paved the way for Richard Nixon's eventual ascendancy to the White House. Knowland returned to Oakland and took over as publisher of the Oakland Tribune. A ruined marriage, lavish lifestyle, and poor management of the newspaper led Knowland into a downward spiral of debt and emotional desperation and ultimately to his tragic end at the Russian River."--Jacket
Its name was M.U.D. : a story of water( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water supply, water rights and other legal issues at the East Bay Municipal Utility District, 1972-1993 by Robert B Maddow( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maddow discusses his family background, education and military experience; career with the East Bay Municipal Utility District; various water-supply and water quality legal issues and policies, including the American River contract and controversy
One step from the White House : the rise and fall of Senator William F. Knowland by Gayle B Montgomery( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Cold War years of the 1950s, William F. Knowland was one of the most important figures in American politics. As the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate, the wealthy California newspaper heir was recognized and respected by millions. His influence with President Eisenhower led to Earl Warren's appointment as chief justice, and Knowland set in motion a U.S.-China policy that remains part of our international direction today. Yet he committed suicide in 1974, following a personal decline that included political humiliation, a ruined marriage, and the loss of his family fortune.This is the first full-scale biography of Bill Knowland, written by two journalists who came to know him after he left Washington in 1958. Gayle B. Montgomery was a political editor at the Oakland Tribune, the newspaper owned by Knowland's father, the power-wielding Joseph R. Knowland. James W. Johnson was a Tribune editorial writer. Both men worked with Knowland when he returned to the newspaper after giving up his Senate seat in a failed bid to become governor of California. Knowland lost the governorship race to Edmund G. (Pat) Brown; had he won, many observers felt Knowland would have had a clear shot at the White House.This is a book not only about Mr. Republican, but also one that illuminates the strengths and deficiencies of Republican party politics during the years when the party was at its zenith. In portraying the life of Bill Knowland, the authors cast a glaring light both on the machinations of political power and on the Republican establishment's aspirations in the Warren-Eisenhower era
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One step from the White House : the rise and fall of Senator William F. Knowland