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American dreamer : the life and times of Henry A. Wallace

Author: John C Culver; John Hyde
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Henry Agard Wallace is a paradoxical figure. The son of prominent Midwestern Republicans, he would grow up to become the emblematic leftist politician of his time. Well known as a shy man, uncomfortable in the world of politics, Wallace only narrowly missed becoming president of the United States. Beloved by millions as the Prophet of the Common Man, and reviled by millions more as a dangerous, misguided radical,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry A Wallace; Henry Agard Wallace; Henry A Wallace; Henry Agard Wallace; Henry Agard Wallace; Henry Agard Wallace
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Culver; John Hyde
ISBN: 0393046451 9780393046458 0393322289 9780393322286
OCLC Number: 42435020
Description: xi, 608 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Good Farming, Clear Thinking, Right Living" --
"What's Looks to a Hog?" --
"The Fight ... Will Go On." --
"A Revolution ... Is Coming." --
"A Complete Break with All That I Had Been" --
"A Quarter Turn of the Heart" --
"Fragrance from That Other World" --
"Whose Constitution?" --
"Up in Smoke" --
"Democracy Is on Trial Today." --
"That One Man Was Roosevelt." --
"A Funny Way to Live" --
"Can the Vice President Be Useful?" --
"The Century of the Common Man" --
"George" --
"Though He Slay Me" --
"The Dreamer" --
"The Same Old Team" --
"Poetic Justice" --
"This Must Not Be." --
"One World or No World" --
"The Way to Peace" --
"Has America Really Gone Crazy?" --
"Gideon's Army" --
"To Make the Dream Come True" --
"Am I in America?" --
Farve --
Coda: "A Good Man."
Responsibility: John C. Culver & John Hyde.

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"Henry Agard Wallace is a paradoxical figure. The son of prominent Midwestern Republicans, he would grow up to become the emblematic leftist politician of his time. Well known as a shy man, uncomfortable in the world of politics, Wallace only narrowly missed becoming president of the United States. Beloved by millions as the Prophet of the Common Man, and reviled by millions more as a dangerous, misguided radical, Wallace lived in fractious times, and his historical legacy has become a topic of harshly polarized interpretations." "With American Dreamer, John C. Culver and John Hyde at last do justice to this infinitely complicated and controversial American. We are given Wallace the agriculturist of international renown, Wallace the prolific author, Wallace the groundbreaking economist, and finally Wallace the businessman whose company (eventually worth billions) paved the way for a worldwide agricultural revolution. But Culver and Hyde do more than investigate the complex personality of their subject. They bring to life with novelistic intensity the pivotal era in which Wallace lived."--Jacket.

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