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Alben Barkley : a life in politics

Alben Barkley : a life in politics

Author: James K Libbey
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2016]
Series: Topics in Kentucky history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Born to poor tenant farmers in a log cabin in Graves County, Kentucky, Alben Barkley (18771956) rose to achieve a national political stature equaled by few of his contemporaries. His memorable public career ranged from the Progressive era to the early years of the Cold War, and he witnessed or influenced many of the key events of the twentieth century. Eventually elected vice president of the United States on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alben William Barkley; Alben William Barkley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James K Libbey
ISBN: 9780813167138 0813167132
OCLC Number: 922631955
Description: 347 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Child of the Jackson Purchase --
Clinton and college --
Barkley's reconciliation with his roots --
From courthouse to congress --
Congressman Barkley and the New Freedom --
The reformer in time of war --
The congressman in war and peace --
"Normalcy" and the tale of two elections --
Senator Barkley from Coolidge to Depression --
Senator Barkley from Depression to the announcement of a New Deal --
The assistant majority leader and the New Deal --
The majority leader in time of peace --
The majority leader from neutrality to war --
The senator in a time of troubles and triumphs --
The iron man becomes a veep --
The iron man keeps his mettle.
Series Title: Topics in Kentucky history.
Responsibility: James K. Libbey.


In Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics, James K. Libbey offers the first full-length biography of this larger-than-life personality, following Barkley in his transition from local politician to  Read more...


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