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Author Scates, Shelby

Title Warren G. Magnuson and the shaping of twentieth-century America / Shelby Scates
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1997
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Description 1 online resource (x, 360 pages) : illustrations
Series The Emil and Kathleen Sick lecture-book series in western history and biography
Emil and Kathleen Sick lecture-book series in western history and biography
Contents Preface -- Seattle, May 24, 1989 -- Fargo/Moorhead -- Seattle, 1925 -- Mr. Smooth -- Depression -- Young man in a hurry -- New deal, new world, the "Soviet of Washington" -- Mr. Magnuson goes to Washington -- "Ensign" Magnuson -- Adonis from congress -- Horses, flaxseed, and dutiful son -- Commander Magnuson -- War, politics, and McGoozle -- Senator Magnuson -- The "Pol's pol," the playboy's playboy -- Cold war, monkey business -- Maggie, Scoop, and overdrafts -- The Sinner and the saint -- American prime time -- Camelot and comeback -- Triumph, Cuba, and trouble -- Bumblebees -- Civil rights: the whole load of hay falls on Maggie -- The Sixties -- Revival -- "Scoop and Maggie" -- The Prime minister of public interest -- The Great dictator -- A Time to go -- Coming home: the green light -- Notes -- Index
Summary Shelby Scates traces Magnuson's life from his early years in the Fargo/Moorhead region of the upper Midwest to his death in Seattle in 1989 at age eighty-four
Warren G. Magnuson served as U.S. senator from the state of Washington for six terms. The sheer sweep of his accomplishments is astonishing: authoring the Civil Rights Act, protecting Puget Sound, saving Boeing for Seattle, championing consumer protection legislation, reorganizing the railroads, and godfathering the electrification of the Pacific Northwest by pressing for Columbia and Snake River dams. He pushed federal aid to education, while holding down Pentagon budgets, and established the National Institutes of Health (and kept research funds flowing liberally) while arguing throughout the McCarthy era against U.S. isolation from China. He did much more. But he was also a boon whiskey-and-poker companion to Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989
Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography
United States. Congress. Senate.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Legislative Branch.
Politics and government
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97024392
ISBN 0295802219 (electronic bk.)
0295980575 (electronic bk.)
9780295802213 (electronic bk.)
9780295980577 (electronic bk.)
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