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Rayburn : a biography

Author: D B Hardeman; Donald C Bacon
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Madison Books, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sam Rayburn guided the most important legislation of the 20th century through Congress -- from the New Deal to the New Frontier -- and served under eight presidents during his remarkable 49-year congressional career. Rayburn is the award-winning biography of the Texas Democrat whose tenure of 17 years as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has never been equalled. "Mr. Sam" was a legend in Washington due to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sam Rayburn; Sam Rayburn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D B Hardeman; Donald C Bacon
ISBN: 0819172944 9780819172945
OCLC Number: 19555718
Notes: Originally published: Austin, Tex. : Texas Monthly Press, ©1987.
Description: xi, 554 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Growing up --
Ambition kindled --
State legislator --
Young congressman --
Wilson days --
Republican years --
Metze --
Kingmaker --
The fight for economic justice --
The greatest congressional battle in history --
Up the ladder --
Majority leader --
Ambition fulfilled and war --
Wartime speaker --
Gains and losses --
Minority leader --
Mr. Sam --
Rayburn for president --
The peak of power --
Rayburn and Johnson --
The golden years --
Johnson for president --
The worst fight of my life --
Willow wild.
Responsibility: by D.B. Hardeman and Donald C. Bacon.

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