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Author Shapiro, Ira S., 1947-

Title The last great Senate : courage and statesmanship in times of crisis / Ira Shapiro.

Imprint New York : PublicAffairs, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    328.7307 SHA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxi, 475 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-443, 445-451) and index.
Contents The grind -- The natural -- Great expectations, different agendas -- Hawk and Dove -- The appearance of impropriety -- The liberal filibuster -- A year of living dangerously -- The Panama Canal battle -- Venturing into the Middle East -- Business vs. labor -- Saving New York -- Closing days -- Before the storm -- After the Iranian Revolution -- Fighting the economic tide -- SALT II: death by a thousand cuts -- A tough political climate -- Battling over America's last frontier -- Fighting to survive -- The lame duck session.
Summary A vivid portrait of the statesmen who helped steer America during the crisis years of the late 1970s, transcending partisanship and overcoming procedural roadblocks that have all but strangled the Senate since their departure.
Subject United States. Congress. Senate -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781586489366 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1586489364 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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