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

John William McCormack : a political biography, Garrison Nelson

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John William McCormack : a political biography
Title
John William McCormack
Title remainder
a political biography
Statement of responsibility
Garrison Nelson
Creator
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"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 328.73092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.M45
LC item number
N45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
John William McCormack : a political biography, Garrison Nelson
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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
Control code
1816276
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Extent
xii, 910 pages
Isbn
9781628925166
Lccn
2016036543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) LSC2693435
  • (OCoLC)893894261
  • LSC2693435

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