Barney Frank : the story of America's only left-handed, gay, Jewish congressman /
Stuart E. Weisberg.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2009.
xii, 514 p.
1558497218 (cloth : alk. paper), 9781558497214 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2009.
1558497218 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781558497214 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
Stonewall Book Awards, USA, 2010 : Nominated
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Booklist, October 2009
Boston Globe, October 2009
New York Times Full Text Review, January 2010
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Main Description
A mainstay in the House of Representatives since 1981, Barney Frank has come to be known for his talent as a legislator and a quick wit that both disarms and entertains other lawmakers. Weisberg captures Frank in all his quirkiness, irreverence, and complexity.
Main Description
An initmate and detailed biography of one of the nation's most distinctive and effective politicians.
Main Description
Based on interviews with more than 150 people, this biography reconstructs for the first time the outspoken lawmaker's life and career, from his working-class childhood in Bayonne, New Jersey, to his years at Harvard and in Boston politics, through his rise to national prominence.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
An Outspoken Voice at the White House Tablep. 11
Bayonne Born and Bredp. 22
A Decade at Harvard with Only a B.A. to Show for Itp. 41
Moving Seamlessly from Political Theory at Harvard to Hardball Politics at City Hallp. 67
Coming to Washingtonp. 85
Running for the Legislature from Ward 5, Where Everybody Knows Your Namep. 97
The Gentleman from the Back Bayp. 108
Mr. Frank Goes to Washington with Help from Pope John Paul II and John Kerryp. 151
Rookie of the Yearp. 201
Running against Heckler-Reaganomicsp. 215
Barney, We Hardly Recognize Yep. 259
Subcommittee Chairman Frankp. 273
A Frank That Relishes the Perfect Jobp. 287
Accompanying Yelena Bonner Back to the USSRp. 320
Coming Outp. 327
In Surviving a Washington Sex Scandal, the Importance of Being Frankp. 354
A Frank Compromise on Gays in the Militaryp. 397
The Most Hated Man in Gingrichdomp. 407
Defending the President against Impeachmentp. 420
The Gay Washington Monumentp. 444
Talking Frankly and Not Beating around the Bushp. 463
A Committee chairman at Lastp. 485
Indexp. 503
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