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Democratic Repairman : The Political Life of J. Howard McGrath

Author: Debra A Mulligan
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As governor of Rhode Island, J. Howard McGrath oversaw the passage of social legislation aimed at improving the lives of his constituents during the dark days of World War II. This biography traces the rise and fall of a politician who achieved notable success yet ultimately fell victim to his appetite for power, fame and fortune"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: J Howard McGrath; J Howard McGrath
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Mulligan
ISBN: 9780786498277 0786498277
OCLC Number: 1030495953
Description: xiii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Cheers to Eire: Irish immigration --
A young man in a hurry --
With Howard, Howard comes first --
Murder and mayhem in New England --
Fast track vs. race track --
The wiretapping case: Is nothing sacred --
McGrath and the Quonset summer colonists --
McGrath's ticket to the top --
McGrath and FDR's second bill of rights --
A vote for the veterans --
The quest to place the displaced --
He's just "wild about Harry" --
He'll sink or swim with Harry".
Responsibility: Debra A. Mulligan.

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