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Last Great Senate Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis

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ISBN-10: 1586489364

ISBN-13: 9781586489366

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ira Shapiro

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Journalists have called the U.S. Senate an empty chamber; politicians have lamented that the institution is broken--yet the Senate was once capable of greatness. Senators of the 1960s and '70s overcame southern opposition to civil rights, passed Great Society legislation, and battled the executive branch on Vietnam, Watergate, and its abuses of power. The right's sweep of the 1980 elections shattered that Senate, leaving a diminished institution in its wake. Ira Shapiro spent 12 years working for Senators Gaylord Nelson, Abraham Ribicoff, Thomas Eagleton, Robert Byrd, and Jay Rockefeller. The Last Great Senateis his vivid portrait of the statesmen who helped steer America during the crisis…    
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Book details

List price: $40.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 2/14/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The Grind
The Natural
Great Expectations, Different Agendas
Hawk and Dove
The Appearance of Impropriety
The Liberal Filibuster
A Year of Living Dangerously
The Panama Canal Fight
Venturing into the Middle East
An Epic Business-Labor Clash
Saving New York
Closing Days
Before the Storm
Energy Battles After the Iranian Revolution
Fighting the Economic Tide
SALT II: Death by a Thousand Cuts
A Tough Political Climate
Americas Last Frontier
Fighting to Survive
The Lame-Duck Session
A Note on Sources