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Mr. Speaker! : the life and times of Thomas B. Reed, the man who broke the filibuster

Author: James Grant
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The volatile last decades of the 19th century are captured through the career of reform Speaker of the House Thomas Reed.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas B Reed; Thomas B Reed; Thomas B Reed
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Grant
ISBN: 9781416544937 1416544933
OCLC Number: 646113131
Description: xvii, 426 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Oh happy Portlanders" --
Acting assistant paymaster Reed --
"The atrocious crime of being a young man" --
With a flap of the "bloody shirt" --
"Make it out of paper" --
The freshman makes his mark --
"Before God and my country" --
Battling heresies --
Maine's disgrace --
For want of a quorum --
Progress stops in Washington --
Votes for women --
"Monumental liar from the state of Maine" --
Champion of protection --
Great Plains land bubble --
To count a quorum --
"I hope my enemies are satisfied" --
For the gold standard --
"God Almighty hates a quitter" --
"Empire can wait" --
Coda: Roosevelt comes to Portland.
Responsibility: James Grant.
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