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Daniel Patrick Moynihan : a portrait in letters of an American visionary

Author: Daniel P Moynihan; Steven R Weisman
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Collects the private letters of an American statesman who not only represented New York in the Senate but also served in key positions under four presidents.
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Daniel P Moynihan; Daniel P Moynihan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel P Moynihan; Steven R Weisman
ISBN: 9781586488017 1586488015 9781610392174 1610392175
OCLC Number: 535492000
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 705 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "I think we are going to make history" --
"Nine pages of dynamite" --
"We were going to change this country" --
"Welfare is a bankrupt and destructive system" --
"The erosion of authority will continue" --
" ... a president they trust and admire" --
"Something perhaps to be forgiven" --
"The Indians have the bomb" --
"Dear Yorker dear New Yorker" --
"Therefore they will decline" --
"We have a prospect of peace on earth" --
"I propose that Kuwait be liberated ..." --
"What is to be done?" --
"Thus ends the progressive era" --
"I write to say farewell and thanks" --
My father the writer / Maura Moynihan.
Other Titles: Portrait in letters of an American visionary
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Steven R. Weisman.

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