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The political legacies of Barry Goldwater and George McGovern : shifting party paradigms /
Jeffrey J. Volle.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
viii, 255 p.
ISBN
0230100031 (hbk.), 9780230100039 (hbk.)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230100031 (hbk.)
9780230100039 (hbk.)
contents note
Part one : Barry M. Goldwater -- Change on the horizon, 1960-64 -- The 1964 campaign for President of the United States -- The beat goes on, 1965-76 -- The torch has been passed, 1976-80 -- Redemption and the election of Ronald Reagan -- The end of a long journey for Mr. Conservative -- Part two : George S. McGovern -- The most decent man in the Senate, 1963-66 -- Call to duty, 1967-68 -- The reformer, 1969-71 -- The 1972 campaign for President of the United States -- Victory and defeat, 1973-1980 -- Redemption and the election of Bill Clinton.
catalogue key
7336185
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jeffrey J. Volle has earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University. He went on to earn a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Akron. In 2005, he successfully completed his Master of Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College. Volle has been married to his wife Peggy for 18 years and they together have two sons. He is employed by a Fortune 500 company for 19 years and is currently a project manager.
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"In this period of harsh political rhetoric, many are looking for political leaders who hold fast to their political ideals while still contributing to civil discourse and policy accomplishment. This political biography provides lessons for today by demonstrating how two politicians from opposite ideological perspectives translated their losses into a development of their party's self-definition while growing their respected stature as statesman-leaders. It is a study of presidential elections not simply as selection processes but as a source of national communication about political ideas and the origin (or spark) for political movements. It also is a testament of the role of ideas and loyalty to those ideas as a model of leadership. Certainly it would have appeal for a modern U.S. history class, especially political history, or a class on parties and elections."--Stephen C. Brooks, Associate Director, Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron
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Summaries
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This text is about redemption for people on the right and left of the political spectrum who can be proud of two politicians, Senator's Barry Goldwater & George McGovern, who demonstrated that defeat can be accepted with decency and honour.
Description for Bookstore
This book is about redemption for people on the right and left of the political spectrum who can be proud of two politicians, Senator's Barry Goldwater and George McGovern
Description for Bookstore
This book is about redemption for people on the right and left of the political spectrum who can be proud of two politicians, Senator's Barry Goldwater and George McGovern
Long Description
Presidential candidates' names such as Lewis Cass, Samuel Tilden, Alton Parker and James Cox may not be familiar to many, but what about Barry Goldwater and George McGovern? This book is about Senators Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and George McGovern (D-SD), men who gave their leadership to both the conservative cause and liberal cause during an era of turmoil and strife. It's about two men who lost the most coveted position in the world of politics in landslide proportions, but were determined not to be a footnote in the annals of presidential history. In addition, it's about redemption for people on the right and left of the political spectrum who can be proud of two politicians that, in the simplest terms, demonstrated that defeat can be both decent and honorable.
Long Description
This book is about two politicians, Senators Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and George McGovern (D-SD), who lost the most coveted position in the world of politics in landslide proportions, but found redemption in defeat. The research for this book was done using various sources including memoirs from Senator's Goldwater and McGovern that span over 30 years of political life. Also used are historical documents from the Arizona Historical Foundation that include speeches by Senator Goldwater prior to and during the 1964 campaign. Information for Senator McGovern will be from the McGovern library at the Dakota Wesleyan University and written questions answered by Senator McGovern himself. All of this will culminate into a book written for political activists& scholars on the right and left of all ages, whose enthusiasm with the incoming administration has sparked an interest in political debate that has not been seen in 40 years.
Main Description
Presidential candidates' names such as Lewis Cass, Samuel Tilden, Alton Parker and James Cox may not be familiar to many, but what about Barry Goldwater and George McGovern? This book is about Senator's Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and George McGovern (D-SD), men who gave their leadership to both the conservative cause and liberal cause during an era of turmoil and strife. It's about two men who lost the most coveted position in the world of politics in landslide proportions, but were determined not to be a footnote in the annals of presidential history. In addition, it's about redemption for people on the right and left of the political spectrum who can be proud of two politicians that, in the simplest terms, demonstrated the defeat can be both decent and honorable.
Main Description
This book is about redemption for people on the right and left of the political spectrum who can be proud of two politicians, Senator's Barry Goldwater& George McGovern, who demonstrated that defeat can be accepted with decency and honor.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Barry M. Goldwater
Change on the Horizon, 1960-64p. 7
The Campaign for President of the United States, 1964p. 29
The Beat Goes On, 1965-76p. 51
The Torch Has Been Passed, 1976-80p. 71
Redemption and the Election of Ronald Reaganp. 87
The End of a Long Journey for Mr. Conservativep. 99
Conclusionsp. 113
George S. McGovern
The Most Decent Man in the Senate, 1963-66p. 119
Call to Duty, 1967-68p. 139
The Reformer, 1969-71p. 157
The Campaign for President of the United State, 1972p. 175
Victory and Defeat, 1973-80p. 193
Redemption and the Election of Bill Clintonp. 213
Conclusionsp. 231
Notesp. 235
Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 249
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