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Author Howard, Gene L., 1940-

Title Patterson for Alabama : the life and career of John Patterson / Gene Howard
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface and Acknowledgments; 1. Looking for a Rainbow in Phenix City; 2. From El Guettar to the University; 3. Praying the Devil Out of Town; 4. The RBA Challenges the Gangsters; 5. Albert Patterson Beats the Mob; 6. Assassins Make a Politician of John Patterson; 7. Trying His Father's Murderers; 8. Bankrupting the Loan Sharks; 9. Playing Cops and Robbers with the Folsomites; 10. Patterson Sets His Sights on Integration; 11. The Montgomery Bus Boycott Changes Alabama Forever; 12. Nobody but the People; 13. Alabama Elects a Boy Governor; 14. Trying to Build a "Better Alabama."
Summary Allowed by the Democratic Party to take his father's place and to complete the elder's goal of cleaning up corruption in his hometown of Phenix City, John Patterson made a young, attractive, and sympathetic candidate. This book details his efforts to clean up his hometown and oppose corruption in the administration of Governor Big Jim Folsom
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-250) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Patterson, John, 1921 September 27-
Governors -- Alabama -- Biography.
Judges -- Alabama -- Biography.
Lawyers -- Alabama -- Biography.
Alabama -- Biography.
Alabama -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Alabama -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Phenix City (Ala.) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007042108
ISBN 0817380566 (electronic ; alk. paper)
9780817380564 (electronic ; alk. paper)