[Item #4870] John William McCormack: A Political Biography. Garrison Nelson, John William McCormack.
John William McCormack: A Political Biography
John William McCormack: A Political Biography
John William McCormack: A Political Biography
John William McCormack: A Political Biography

John William McCormack: A Political Biography

New York, NY: Bloomsbury, 2017. First Edition. Hardcover. "The most important powerbroker you have never heard of finally comes back to life in this savvy, meticulously researched, and fascinating biography. John William McCormick served in the House of Representatives from 1928 to 1971. He left a powerful mark on the Civil Rights Act, Medicare, Medicaid, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the list goes on. In this much-anticipated work, Garrison Nelson captures the great politician, a bygone political era, and the ways America used to work. Highly recommended for both scholars and citizens." (James A. Monroe, from Back Cover Blurb). "John William McCormack: A Political Biography" is the heroic doorstopper contribution from Garrison Nelson on the Life & Work of its subject, an understudied key figure in U.S. national politics from the late-1920s through the early-1970s. Nelson--the Elliot Professor of Law, Politics, and Political Behavior at Brown University--devotes 789 pages to this end, a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a House of Representatives all-but-unrecognizable to us today: "...where compromise, cross party friendships, and a certain level of decorum ruled." McCormack's personal political odyssey spanned nearly five decades; his is a life that embodies the transformational politics of his era. Garrison has done American History a service by wresting this vivid, impactful, & Truly American life from the Congressional Record's colorless vagaries. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket; a First Edition, with no reference to further editions on copyright page. [ISBN: 978-1-6289-2516-6]. Book in very fine condition, virtually as new with not a single discernible, microscopic, Previous Owner-Inflicted blemish anywhere to be found. Dust-jacket in very fine condition, with only mild-to-moderate shelf-wear to fine-edges of front, back covers & spine; a few tiny, low impact bumps to corners--all in all, a cordially clean copy of this 'Herculean Contemporary Classic' of political biography. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4870]

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