Strom The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond

ISBN-10: 1586483927
ISBN-13: 9781586483920
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 6/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Strom delivers an extraordinary look at the life of Strom Thurmond, the longtime senator from South Carolina. Thurmond was a pivotal figure in the nation's politics-particularly when it came to issues of race: the Dixiecrat presidential candidate in 1948, originator of the 1956 "Southern Manifesto" against the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, holder of the record for a Senate filibuster for his opposition to the 1957 Civil Rights Bill. Yet as a young man, Thurmond had secretly fathered a daughter with the family's black maid, and he quietly supported this daughter through her enrollment at college and beyond.

Introduction: The Perfect Strom
Brave Beginnings
The Boldness of an Edgefield Man
"I Have Good Genes"
"The Commendable Efforts of Mr. Thurmond"
Circuit Judge James Strom Thurmond
The Judge's Women
"So Many Narrow Escapes"
Progressive Outlook, Progressive Program, Progressive Leadership
"My Darling Jean"
"Dear Sir"
Dixiecrat
Campaign of the Century
"Strum Thormond"
Hard Times
The Washington Years
Rambunctious Democrat
The Republican Road
"And You Refuse to Answer That?"
"Nixon's the One"
"Amazement and Wonder"
"Time for Change"
Life in California
Playing the Game
Mainstream Senator
A Life Revealed
"My Baby is Dying"
"Alive and Serving"
"Blind, but Now I See"
Breaking the Silence
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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