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Politics of Conscience A Biography of Margaret Chase Smith

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ISBN-10: 0275951308

ISBN-13: 9780275951306

Edition: 1995

Authors: Patricia Ward Wallace, N. McCormick

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This biography of Margaret Chase Smith is the first historical treatment of Smith to use her voluminous private papers as well as extensive interviews with Smith and her colleagues in Congress. As Maine's daughter, Smith was frugal, hard-working, reticent, and caustic. At age thirty-two she married, in scandal, state-politician Clyde Smith with whom she had been involved since she was sixteen and who was twenty-one years her senior. Smith came to Washington when Clyde was elected to Congress and, against his wishes, she became his secretary. When Clyde died in office in 1940, Smith played the widow's game and successfully ran for his seat. In the House during World War II, Smith sat on the…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 9/26/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Showcasing a Legend Maine's Daughter
In Training The Widow's Game America's Heroine Declaration of Conscience
The First Female Cold Warrior
The Wilted Rose Retirement
Notes
Bibliography
Index