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The Resource Desk 88 : eight progressive senators who changed America, Sherrod Brown

Desk 88 : eight progressive senators who changed America, Sherrod Brown

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Desk 88 : eight progressive senators who changed America
Title
Desk 88
Title remainder
eight progressive senators who changed America
Statement of responsibility
Sherrod Brown
Title variation
  • Desk eighty eight, eight progressive senators who changed America
  • Eight progressive senators who changed America
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio's Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In Desk 88, he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. They range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable. Brown revives forgotten figures such as Idaho's Glen Taylor, a singing cowboy who taught himself economics and stood up to segregationists, and offers new insights into George McGovern, who fought to feed the poor around the world even amid personal and political calamities. He also writes about Herbert Lehman of New York, Al Gore Sr. of Tennessee, Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island, and William Proxmire of Wisconsin. Together, these eight portraits in political courage tell a story about the triumphs and failures of the Progressive idea over the past century: in the 1930s and 1960s, and more intermittently since, politicians and the public have successfully fought against entrenched special interests and advanced the cause of economic or racial fairness. Today, these advances are in peril as employers shed their responsibilities to employees and communities, and a U.S. president gives cover to bigotry. But the Progressive idea is not dead. Recalling his own career, Brown dramatizes the hard work and high ideals required to renew the social contract and create a new era in which Americans of all backgrounds can know the ?Dignity of Work.?
  • Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio's Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. Here he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. The eight are: Hugo Black, Robert F. Kennedy, Glen Taylor, George McGovern, Herbert Lehman, Al Gore Sr., Theodore Francis Green, and William Proxmire. Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Brown, Sherrod
Dewey number
  • 328.73/0922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Brown, Sherrod
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • United States.
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Brown, Sherrod
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
Label
Desk 88 : eight progressive senators who changed America, Sherrod Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337) and index
Contents
Prologue: The origins of Desk 88 -- Hugo Black: finding light in the shadows -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Theodore Francis Green: a traitor to his class -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Glen Taylor: the singing cowboy from Kooskia -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Herbert H. Lehman: pursuing a different family business -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Al Gore, Sr.: leading from the South -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- William Proxmire: a workhorse and a showhorse -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Robert F. Kennedy: a voice for those without a voice -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- George McGovern: feeding the hungry -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Further thoughts from Desk 88-about 2020 and beyond -- Epilogue: Carving a place in history
Control code
on1103535249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374138219
Lccn
2019021224
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103535249
Label
Desk 88 : eight progressive senators who changed America, Sherrod Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337) and index
Contents
Prologue: The origins of Desk 88 -- Hugo Black: finding light in the shadows -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Theodore Francis Green: a traitor to his class -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Glen Taylor: the singing cowboy from Kooskia -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Herbert H. Lehman: pursuing a different family business -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Al Gore, Sr.: leading from the South -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- William Proxmire: a workhorse and a showhorse -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Robert F. Kennedy: a voice for those without a voice -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- George McGovern: feeding the hungry -- Thoughts from Desk 88 -- Further thoughts from Desk 88-about 2020 and beyond -- Epilogue: Carving a place in history
Control code
on1103535249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374138219
Lccn
2019021224
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103535249

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