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Let the people in : the life and times of Ann Richards

Author: Jan Reid
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When Ann Richards delivered the keynote of the 1988 Democratic National Convention and mocked President George H.W. Bush--"Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"--She instantly became a media celebrity and triggered a rivalry that would alter the course of American history. In 1990, Richards won the governorship of Texas, upsetting the GOP's colorful rancher and oilman Clayton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Ann Richards; Ann Richards
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Reid
ISBN: 9780292719644 0292719647
OCLC Number: 783173300
Awards: Winner of Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize, Texas State Historical Association 2012 (United States)
Winner of Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women, Texas State Historical Association 2012 (United States)
Description: xxiii, 467 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Gardens of light: Waco --
New frontiers --
Lovers lane --
Mad dogs and first Fridays --
The Hanukkah Chicken / Superwoman's chair: Problem lady --
Landslides --
Raw deals --
Capsized --
The class of '82 --
Raise money and wait --
Cheap help / Only in Texas: Poker faces --
The speech --
Dispatches.
Responsibility: by Jan Reid ; research assistance by Shawn Morris.

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Offers a nuanced, fully realized portrait of the first feminist elected to high office in America and one of the most fascinating women in US political history  Read more...

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"Thoroughly researched and deftly written. . . . It should stand as the definitive biography of the forty-fifth governor of Texas for a long while." * The Historian * "There's something interesting Read more...

 
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