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Profiles in character : hubris and heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789-1990

Author: Joseph M Hernon
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking the position that some of the lesser-known or unknown U.S. senators deserve renown more than some of the better-known ones, each chronological chapter contrasts the lives of two senators. Included are: Rufus King, James Monroe, Thomas Hart Benton, John C. Calhoun, William Pitt Fessenden, Charles Sumner, George Frisbie Hoar, John Sherman, Henry Cabot Lodge, Thomas J. Walsh, William E. Borah, George W. Norris,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Hernon, Joseph M.
Profiles in character.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1997
(OCoLC)605241811
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph M Hernon
ISBN: 1563249375 9781563249372 1563249383 9781563249389
OCLC Number: 34745909
Description: ix, 249 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "Last of the Romans": Rufus King vs. James Monroe (1789-1820) --
2. "Samson and the Temple of Slavery": Thomas Hart Benton vs. John C. Calhoun (1820-1850) --
3. Lincoln's Prime Minister: William Pitt Fessenden vs. Charles Sumner (1850-1865) --
4. "Worthy of Plutarch": Fessenden vs. Sumner (1865-1870) --
5. "Try Justice": George Frisbie Hoar vs. John Sherman (1870-1900) --
6. The "Lamp of Experience" and "Bungalow Minds": Henry Cabot Lodge vs. Thomas J. Walsh (1900-1920) --
7. "Senator-at-Large of the Whole American People": William E. Borah vs. George W. Norris (1920-1940) --
8. Shaping Pax Americana: Robert A. Taft vs. Arthur H. Vandenberg (1940-1950) --
9. The "Politics of Joy" and "Uncle Strom's Cabin": Hubert H. Humphrey vs. Strom Thurmond (1950-1990) --
Epilogue: Virtue Misapplied: Modern Heroes in an Age of Hubris.
Responsibility: Joseph Martin Hernon.
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A take-off of Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage", which argues that the best-known US senators don't deserve their renown as much as some lesser-known ones. Over the course of ten biographical chapters,  Read more...

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