The US Congress has been the home to brilliance and buffoonery, integrity and corruption, demagoguery and statesmanship. Ranging from the early 19th century when members came to Congress armed with swords, pistols and knives, to modern times, this volume contains numerous anecdotes that recall some of the key debates in the USA, such as the break-down of racial and sexual barriers. It features profiles of such leading figures as Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, Huey Long, Lyndon Johnson, Joe McCarthy and Ted Kennedy.
- Hardback | 366 pages
- 157.48 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 748.42g
- 19 Sep 1991
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
About Paul F. Boller
About the Author Paul F. Boller, Jr. is Emeritus Professor of History at Texas Christian University, and is the author of such books as Presidential Anecdotes, Presidential Wives, Presidential Campaigns, They Never Said It, and Freedom and Fate in American Thought.