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The last great Senate : courage and statesmanship in times of crisis

Author: Ira S Shapiro
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A vivid portrait of the statesmen who helped steer America during the crisis years of the late 1970s, transcending partisanship and overcoming procedural roadblocks that have all but strangled the Senate since their departure.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira S Shapiro
ISBN: 9781586489366 1586489364
OCLC Number: 704388428
Description: xxi, 475 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The grind --
The natural --
Great expectations, different agendas --
Hawk and dove --
The appearance of impropriety --
The liberal filibuster --
A year of living dangerously --
The Panama Canal fight --
Venturing into the Middle East --
An epic business-labor clash --
Saving New York --
Closing days --
Before the storm --
Energy battles after the Iranian Revolution --
Fighting the economic tide --
SALT II: death by a thousand cuts --
A tough political climate --
America's last frontier --
Fighting to survive --
The lame-duck session.
Responsibility: Ira Shapiro.

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Steven R. Weisman, Author of The Great Tax Wars "With his gift for lively narrative and vivid character study, Ira Shapiro brings to life a forgotten, unappreciated and surprisingly productive period Read more...

 
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