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Honor in the House: Speaker Tom Foley

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One of the nation's most influential and respected members of Congress in the post-World War II period reflects on his 30 years in office, including five years as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Biggs and Foley have provided an unusual collaboration of reminiscences in a book that reveals how Congress and the nation's government really work.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-324) and index.

Table of Contents

Western roots — Congress in the 1960s — The 1970s: prelude to House leadership — In the leadership: the Reagan years — Majority leader — Into the Maelstrom: the speakership — A new democratic speaker with an established Republican president — War without and war within — Congress on the defensive: the "house bank" and other "scandals" — The end of "gridlock" — Unified government: looking for a majority — Legislating a presidential agenda — Unseating a Speaker: the 1994 reelection race — What lies ahead, what's left behind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874221732
Foreword:
Mansfield, Mike
Author:
Biggs, Jeffrey R.
Author:
Foley, Thomas S.
Publisher:
Washington State University Press
Location:
Pullman :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Congress
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
House
Subject:
United States Politics and government 1989-
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.07x6.07x.98 in. 1.38 lbs.

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