The Resource John William McCormack : a political biography, Garrison Nelson

John William McCormack : a political biography, Garrison Nelson

Label
John William McCormack : a political biography
Title
John William McCormack
Title remainder
a political biography
Statement of responsibility
Garrison Nelson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Before the house had Tip O'Neill, there was John McCormack. How did this man, with an eighth grade education and a false family history, become Speaker of the House of Representatives, and later next in line to be President of the United States? In this exhaustive political biography, Garrison Nelson lays out every detail of the life and work of an incredibly forceful and important American politician. The book details the roles McCormack played in the creation of Social Security and the passage of Lend-Lease, Medicare and Medicaid as well as the secret funding of the atomic bomb. The book ties together relationships, showing how this suave and secretive politician contributed to the selection of his "poker pal" Harry Truman as vice president in 1944 and in 1960, as JFK's named "floor manager," helped orchestrate Lyndon Johnson acceptance of JFK's vice presidential invitation. This groundbreaking research examines the machinations of congress, and also takes a close look at a critical time in US history, as American erupted with conflicts over civil rights and the Vietnam War. The lessons learned in McCormack's life in office still resonate with today's political leadership, and have an impact on the legacy of the JFK Presidency, the role of congress, the shape of the Democratic party, and a powerful generation of politicians"--
  • "The first-ever full-scale political biography of John W. McCormack for those interested in JFK era history"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BOS
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1942-
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Nelson, Garrison
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • McCormack, John W
  • United States
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • McCormack, John W
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Orators
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
John William McCormack : a political biography, Garrison Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • From Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill
  • 6.
  • The 1928-33 Game Change
  • 7.
  • The New Deal and a National Stage
  • 8.
  • The Problematic Landslide: Court-Packing and Purges
  • 9.
  • FDR's Third Term, the Austin-Boston Connection, and the Brink of War
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • War Transforms the Nation
  • 11.
  • FDR's Death and the Politics of Postwar America
  • 12.
  • The Unhealed Early Wounds: McCormack and Kennedy in the House
  • 13.
  • A Republican Congress, a Vice Presidential Bid, and the Four-Way election of 1948
  • 14.
  • The Lost Peace, Korea, and Anti-Communism
  • November 27, 1963: The Troubling Public: Introduction
  • 15.
  • Rabbi John Rescues Kennedy and a Transformed Delegation
  • 16.
  • Ike's Presidency, John's Partial Eclipse, and the Anti-Communism Crusade Fizzles
  • 17.
  • Political Poisoning, 1956-60
  • 18.
  • Transitions, 1960-61
  • 19.
  • The Tenuous Partnership, 1962
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The Fateful Year of 1963
  • 21.
  • A Legislative Legacy Built Upon a Tragedy
  • 22.
  • The Unraveling, 1967-68
  • 23.
  • It's Time, Mr. Speaker
  • Epilogue: Closing the Book
  • Irish Emigration and the Cauldron of Yankee Boston
  • 3.
  • The Reinvention of John McCormack
  • 4.
  • The Ascent: Yankee Mentors, Irish Gatekeepers, and Harriet
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Advance readers' copy.
Extent
xii, 910 pages
Isbn
9781628925166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy gift of Garrison Nelson; with marketing flyer removed to ephemera file.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)983797461
  • (OCoLC)ocn983797461
Label
John William McCormack : a political biography, Garrison Nelson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • From Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill
  • 6.
  • The 1928-33 Game Change
  • 7.
  • The New Deal and a National Stage
  • 8.
  • The Problematic Landslide: Court-Packing and Purges
  • 9.
  • FDR's Third Term, the Austin-Boston Connection, and the Brink of War
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • War Transforms the Nation
  • 11.
  • FDR's Death and the Politics of Postwar America
  • 12.
  • The Unhealed Early Wounds: McCormack and Kennedy in the House
  • 13.
  • A Republican Congress, a Vice Presidential Bid, and the Four-Way election of 1948
  • 14.
  • The Lost Peace, Korea, and Anti-Communism
  • November 27, 1963: The Troubling Public: Introduction
  • 15.
  • Rabbi John Rescues Kennedy and a Transformed Delegation
  • 16.
  • Ike's Presidency, John's Partial Eclipse, and the Anti-Communism Crusade Fizzles
  • 17.
  • Political Poisoning, 1956-60
  • 18.
  • Transitions, 1960-61
  • 19.
  • The Tenuous Partnership, 1962
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The Fateful Year of 1963
  • 21.
  • A Legislative Legacy Built Upon a Tragedy
  • 22.
  • The Unraveling, 1967-68
  • 23.
  • It's Time, Mr. Speaker
  • Epilogue: Closing the Book
  • Irish Emigration and the Cauldron of Yankee Boston
  • 3.
  • The Reinvention of John McCormack
  • 4.
  • The Ascent: Yankee Mentors, Irish Gatekeepers, and Harriet
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Advance readers' copy.
Extent
xii, 910 pages
Isbn
9781628925166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy gift of Garrison Nelson; with marketing flyer removed to ephemera file.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)983797461
  • (OCoLC)ocn983797461

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