Report Of The County Chairman

Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804159241
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James A. Michener, the acclaimed author of sweeping historical blockbusters, chronicles his personal involvement in one of the most dramatic elections of the twentieth century: the presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. A relative newcomer to politics, Michener served as the Democratic chairman in his native Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in a rural battleground precinct where the major controversies of the day—notably Kennedy’s Catholicism—brought cultural divides to the forefront. First published shortly after the 1960 election, Report of the County Chairman remains an intimate, gripping account of the power of grassroots political involvement. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Report of the County Chairman “A candid account of the Kennedy/Nixon campaign.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Fascinating . . . The personalities are vividly and vigorously sketched—the workers, the volunteers, the hatchet men, the pros and . . . key figures on the barnstorming tour.”—Kirkus Reviews “Instructive . . . Anti-Catholicism was not just a Southern problem. In Pennsylvania, accounts of increasing anti-Catholicism were widespread. No one documented this sentiment more clearly than famed Pennsylvania novelist James Michener.”—The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania)

Beyond The Revolution

Author: James Malloy
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 9780822975915
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Ten original essays discuss changes in the life, politics, and culture of Bolivia since the revolution of 1952.

Courtship Letters

Author: Janet Weisse
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781503517677
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Janet Brucato, 22 years old, lived in Niagara Falls, NY with her parents. Her older brother, Angelo, was a teacher in Hobart, Indiana. Coming home for Easter, he brought two male teacher friends to show them the beautiful Falls. On Good Friday evening Janet and two girl friends went out bowling and then dancing with the three men. While dancing, Janet said to Ed she couldn’t believe she was dancing on Good Friday, that it was unheard of to dance on Good Friday. On Saturday the men went out sight-seeing. That evening they went out dancing again. On Easter Sunday morning Janet and Ed went to Mass together. That evening they went to a movie and then walked the few blocks from the theater to the Falls. There they kissed. Ed said he would write to her. When school ended the end of May, Ed visited again. In early June Janet went to Muncie, Indiana with Angelo. He went to attend summer school at Ball State Teachers College. She went to meet Ed’s parents who lived there and rented rooms to students. Ed visited once more before beginning his job of being program director at a summer camp for children of Gary, Indiana steel mills workers. These are most of his letters. Many were in bad shape and were thrown out.