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Strom

The Complicated Personal And Political Life Of Strom Thurmond

By Jack Bass

The definitive biography of the legendary conservative Senator from South Carolina, with new revelations about his lifeand career. In Strom, Jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson deliver a remarkable look at the life of a remarkable-and complicated-politician. First elected to public office in 1929, Strom Thurmond was a pivotal figure in the nation's politics for more than seven decades 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 quietly supported her through college and beyond. An intense public examination of Thurmond's legacy began when he left the Senate at age 100, continued when he passed away soon after and only grew when Essie Mae Washington-Williams announced in December 2003 that she was the senator's long-rumored black daughter. Bass and Thompson know Strom better than anyone. They both covered him for years and broke the big stories. In Strom, they tell us a great deal about power and politics in our nation and race's twisted roots in the 20th century South.

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Format: Book
Author: Bass, Jack
Title: Strom : the complicated personal and political life of Strom Thurmond / Jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson.
Publisher Date: New York : Public Affairs, c2005.
Subject: Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003 United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography. Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 1586482971 1586483927 (pbk.)
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Call Number: B Thurmond
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Format: Book
Author: Bass, Jack
Title: Strom : the complicated personal and political life of Strom Thurmond / Jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson.
Edition: 1st ed..
Publisher, Date: New York : Public Affairs, c2005.
Description: xvi, 415 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003
Subjects: United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Subjects: Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Other Author: Thompson, Marilyn W.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2005047581
ISBN: 1586482971
ISBN: 1586483927 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: B Thurmond