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How things really work : lessons from a life in politics

Author: Bill Hobby; Saralee Tiede
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Bill Hobby has spent most of his life in and around Texas government, including a record eighteen years as the state's lieutenant governor. His candid recollections about his days in office, as well  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bill Hobby; Bill Hobby
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Hobby; Saralee Tiede
ISBN: 0976669749 9780976669746
OCLC Number: 643512497
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ancestors --
Will Hobby --
Oveta Culp Hobby --
School days --
In the Navy --
Remembering LBJ --
Newspaper days --
Running for Lieutenant Governor and other political stories --
How the Texas Senate works --
The Constitution of 1876 : still standing despite my best efforts --
Kinder, gentler days --
Artesia Hall --
Déjà vu all over again --
No pass, no play --
The capitol makeover --
From third world to world power : a state in transition --
The privatization of public higher education --
Boom and bust --
The dreaded two-thirds rule and the killer bees --
Family feuds --
Texas prisons and the war on drugs --
The poor we always have with us --
The legislative redistricting board --
Ten years in academia --
The Commission on a Representative Student Body --
The census --
The National Rifle Association --
The Hobby-Eberly telescope --
Hobby for president --
Just vote no --
Parting thoughts.
Responsibility: by Bill Hobby ; with Saralee Tiede.
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"Bill Hobby has been a history maker as well as a witness to history. I am grateful that he has preserved his memories and that he has now made them available to us all."--Former Texas Governor Dolph Read more...

 
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