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Wright Patman : populism, liberalism, & the American dream

Author: Nancy Beck Young
Publisher: Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press, [2000]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Wright Patman often operated on the margins of Washington politics, but through the force of his personality and his effectiveness as a speaker, he was able to coerce his colleagues to address his reform agenda. His abilities as a campaigner and his dependability as a Democratic vote in Congress on all questions except civil rights made him an important though sometimes unwelcome ally for the Democratic presidents
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Young, Nancy Beck.
Wright Patman.
Dallas, Tex. : Southern Methodist University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606463433
Online version:
Young, Nancy Beck.
Wright Patman.
Dallas, Tex. : Southern Methodist University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)607811026
Named Person: Wright Patman; Wright Patman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Beck Young
ISBN: 0870744534 9780870744532
OCLC Number: 43542124
Description: xix, 428 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. The Concerns of a National Congressman --
The Making of a National Congressman --
Mr. Patman Goes to Washington --
A Different Kind of New Dealer --
The Fight against the Chain Stores --
World War II and the Fight to Preserve Small Business --
From Demagogy to Pragmatic Politics --
Fighting Eisenhower's "Tight Money" Policies --
Mr. Crusader --
Mr. Chairman --
Patmanomics versus Nixonomics --
Watergate and Beyond.
Other Titles: Wright Patman, populism, liberalism, and the American dream
Responsibility: Nancy Beck Young.

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An assessment of Texas Congressman Wright Patman's public life. Based on research, it analyzes one of the 20th century's most colourful and controversial legislators, showing how Patman combined  Read more...

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