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Fulbright : a biography

Author: Randall Bennett Woods
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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J. William Fulbright is the second most successful Oxford-educated politician to come from Arkansas. Author of the Fulbright-Connally resolution, which committed the United States to participating in the United Nations, and creator of the exchange program that bears his name, Fulbright was the longest-serving and most powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Both an intellectual and an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: J William Fulbright; James William Fulbright; J William Fulbright; James William Fulbright; J William Fulbright
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Bennett Woods
ISBN: 0521482623 9780521482622
OCLC Number: 31707466
Description: xi, 711 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Of poets, Prussians, and plutocrats --
Oxford --
First family of Fayetteville --
A political education --
Taking the stage --
The conscience of a conservative internationalist --
European federation and trickle-down integration --
"Washington's cleanup man" --
The enemy within --
The junior senator from Arkansas --
Massive retaliation, Suez, and the struggle for an alternative foreign policy --
Little Rock and foreign aid --
A changing of the guard --
Camelot and Cuba --
"Freedom's Judas-goat" --
A creative tension --
Of myths and realities --
Avoiding Armageddon --
Escalations --
Texas hyperbole --
The hearings --
The politics of dissent --
Widening the credibility gap --
The war in Washington --
"The price of empire" --
Denouement --
The politics of a Dixie dove --
Nixon and Kissinger --
Of arms and men --
Struggle for the center --
Sparta or Athens? --
Cambodia --
A foreign affairs alternative --
Privileges and immunities --
Divided minds --
The invisible wars --
Dancing with Henry --
Broken fences --
Life after office --
Conclusion.
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