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Potomac fever : a memoir of politics and public service

Author: John William Middendorf
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2011.
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After a highly successful career in investment banking with his own firm and a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, J. William Middendorf became restive and looked for new challenges. Having ?learned how to make money," he writes in this memoir, he ?wanted to learn how to make a difference." Thus he became actively involved in politics, first at the local level in Connecticut and then with the presidential campaign  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Middendorf, John William, 1924-
Potomac fever.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010052835
Named Person: Barry M Goldwater; John William Middendorf; Barry M Goldwater; John William Middendorf
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John William Middendorf
ISBN: 9781612510408 161251040X 1591145376 9781591145370 1283304856 9781283304856 9786613304858 6613304859
OCLC Number: 769187699
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 213 pages)
Contents: Prologue --
Down to the sea, in a ship --
Postwar --
Presidential politics : Goldwater, the draft --
Presidential politics : Goldwater, the nomination --
Presidential politics : Goldwater, the convention --
Presidential politics : Goldwater, the campaign --
Presidential politics : Nixon --
Ambassador : Netherlands, one --
Ambassador : Netherlands, two --
Ambassador : Netherlands, three --
Secretary of the Navy : one --
Secretary of the Navy : two --
Secretary of the Navy : three --
Secretary of the Navy : once and forever --
the Bicentennial --
The business of banking --
CIA and OAS : politics, economics, minutiae --
Organization of American States : Nicaragua and El Salvador --
Organization of American States : Falklands and Grenada --
The European community --
The new Russia --
Economic freedom and justice --
Coda --
An epilogue of sorts: Thoughts on reaching eighty-six.
Responsibility: J. William Middendorf II.


A dozen years out of Harvard, investment banker Bill Middendorf's salary hit $250,000 a year; another dozen years, with his own firm and a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, his income was well  Read more...


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Middendorf's memoir is an excellent read for those wanting to understand a perspective of how to manage and lead within the federal bureaucracy; it is a memoir not only on developing policy, but Read more...

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