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Jess : the political career of Jesse Marvin Unruh

Author: Jackson K Putnam
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jesse Unruh; Jesse Unruh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jackson K Putnam
ISBN: 0761830677 9780761830672 0761830685 9780761830689
OCLC Number: 61173571
Description: vii, 454 p. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Youth : from land to sea, 1922-1945 --
Studying, working, and running, 1945-1954 --
The legislator : apprenticeship, 1955-1957 --
The road to the speaker's chair, 1958-1961 --
The speaker : Unruh and his system, 1961-1968 --
The speaker's agenda : political, socio-economic, and cultural --
The speaker and the governor : Pat Brown, 1962-1966 --
The speaker and the governor : Ronald Reagan, 1967-1968 --
Reagan, Unruh, and RFK in the 1968 election --
Minority leader and free agent, 1969-1970 --
The race for governor, 1970 --
The treasurer : an overview of Unruh's post-legislative career, 1970-1987 --
A neglected legacy.
Responsibility: Jackson K. Putnam.

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Jess's major contention is that Unruh was a solid New Deal liberal who staved off the growing tides of extremism through the politics of moderation. The book's best sections elucidate this Read more...

 
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