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Republican leader : a political biography of Senator Mitch McConnell

Author: John David Dyche
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on dozens of interviews with McConnell's colleagues, friends, and rivals--and with the senator himself--'Republican leader' recounts McConnell's story from his childhood in the Democratic Deep South, through his political coming of age in the civil rights and Goldwater eras, through his ascendance during the Reagan and Gingrich revolutions, and up through the Bush administration to the present."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dyche, John David.
Republican leader.
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, ©2009
(OCoLC)653412258
Named Person: Mitch McConnell; Mitch McConnell; Mitch McConnell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John David Dyche
ISBN: 9781935191599 1935191594
OCLC Number: 298181753
Description: viii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Washington's most important Republican" --
Portrait of the senator as a young man (1956-1967) --
Lukewarm lawyer, passionate for politics (1968-1975) --
"Horse sense" (1976-1981) --
From one campaign to another (1981-1984) --
Hound dogs (1984) --
Rookie (1985-1986) --
In the minority (1987-1988) --
Fighting for reelection (1989-1990) --
New term and new wife (1991-1992) --
Resistance and revolution (1993-1994) --
The Packwood case (1995) --
Third term's a charm (1996) --
Going national (1997) --
Campaign kingpin (1998) --
New beginnings at millennium's end (1999-2000) --
Everything changes (2001) --
Record-breaking Republican (2002) --
Surgery and successes (2003) --
Buyout, Bunning, and Bush (2004) --
An in-between year (2005) --
Republican leader (2006) --
The defensive coordinator (2007) --
The most consequential Republican (2008).
Responsibility: John David Dyche.

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As the GOP leader in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is the highest-ranking Republican in US. But surprisingly little is known about this skilled and powerful politician. This title offers an inside  Read more...

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