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From my cold, dead hands : Charlton Heston and American politics

Author: Emilie Raymond
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Heston has campaigned for both Democratic and Republican candidates, marched in support of black civil rights, served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild, helped shape policy for the National Endowment for the Arts, and served as president of the National Rifle Association. Disillusioned with the Democrats, Heston formally registered with the Republican Party in the 1980s, but he argued that the decision was  Read more...
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Raymond, Emilie, 1973-
From my cold, dead hands.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2006
(OCoLC)607806232
Online version:
Raymond, Emilie, 1973-
From my cold, dead hands.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2006
(OCoLC)607812709
Named Person: Charlton Heston; Charlton Heston; Charlton Heston
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emilie Raymond
ISBN: 0813124085 9780813124087
OCLC Number: 66527149
Description: x, 376 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Superstar 9 --
Chapter 2 Cold War Liberal 47 --
Chapter 3 Union Leader 89 --
Chapter 4 Arts Patron 125 --
Chapter 5 Democrat for Republicans 162 --
Chapter 6 Republican Ideologue 203 --
Chapter 7 Gun Guru 243 --
Chapter 8 Cultural Cannon 283.
Responsibility: Emilie Raymond.
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Examines how Charlton Heston evolved into a major American political figure. This is a chronicle of the resurgence of American conservative thought and, in particular, the birth of neoconservatism.  Read more...

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""From My Cold, Dead Hands is far more than a biography -- it is a chronicle of the resurgence of American conservative thought and, in particular, the birth of neoconservatism."" -- John Neal, "Book Read more...

 
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