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Author Middendorf, William

Title Potomac Fever : a Memoir of Politics and Public Service
Published New York : Naval Institute Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents Preface; Prologue; Chapter 1: Down to the Sea, in a Ship; Chapter 2: Postwar; Chapter 3: Presidential Politics: Goldwater, the Draft; Chapter 4: Presidential Politics: Goldwater, the Nomination; Chapter 5: Presidential Politics: Goldwater, the Convention; Chapter 6: Presidential Politics: Goldwater, the Campaign; Chapter 7: Presidential Politics: Nixon; Chapter 8: Ambassador: Netherlands, One; Chapter 9: Ambassador: Netherlands, Two; Chapter 10: Ambassador: Netherlands, Three; Chapter 11: Secretary of the Navy: One; Chapter 12: Secretary of the Navy: Two
Chapter 13: Secretary of the Navy: ThreeChapter 14: Secretary of the Navy: Once and Forever--The Bicentennial; Chapter 15: The Business of Banking; Chapter 16: CIA and OAS: Politics, Economics, Minutiae; Chapter 17: Organization of American States: Nicaragua and El Salvador; Chapter 18: Organization of American States: Falklands and Grenada; Chapter 19: The European Community; Chapter 20: The New Russia; Chapter 21: Economic Freedom and Justice; Coda; An Epilogue of Sorts: Thoughts on Reaching Eighty-Six; Notes; Index; About the Author
Summary After a highly successful career in investment banking with his own firm and a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, J. William Middendorf became restive and looked for new challenges. Having "learned how to make money," he writes in this memoir, he "wanted to learn how to make a difference." Thus he became actively involved in politics, first at the local level in Connecticut and then with the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964 and as treasurer of the Republican National Committee. There followed a series of challenging public service appointments: ambassador to the Nethe
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Subject Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 -- Friends and associates
Middendorf, John William, 1924-
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.
Middendorf, John William, 1924-
United States. Navy -- Officials and employees -- Biography
Organization of American States -- Officials and employees -- Biography
Organization of American States.
United States. Navy.
Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography
Bankers -- United States -- Biography
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography
Politicians -- United States -- Biography
Armed Forces -- Officials and employees.
Cabinet officers.
Diplomatic relations.
Politics and government.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781612510408