Ol' Strom: An Unauthorzied Biography of Strom Thurmond

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Univ of South Carolina Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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The life story of Strom Thurmond, one of America's most enduring political figures. Starting life in the public service in the 1920s and serving in the US Army during World War II, he long held political ambitions which were realised with more than 48 continuous years service in the Senate.
  

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Strom Thurmond may be "Ol' Strom" to many whites--he is here portrayed as a savvy political curmudgeon--yet no member of Congress worked harder to uphold segregation and defeat the Civil Rights ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Boldness of an Edgefield Man
7
Good Genes
25
The Political Launch
37
Judge Thurmond
53
Sue Logue
63
DDay
73
The Liberal Governor
79
Tragedy Strikes
185
The Republican Road
189
AbeFortas
207
Nixons the One
219
The Beauty Queen
235
Time for Change
247
Bringing Home the Bacon
263
Colored Offspring
273

Jean Crouch
89
Dixiecrat
97
Campaign of the Century
119
Opportunity Knocks
135
The WriteIn Candidate
139
Rambunctious Democrat
149
Mainstream Senator
289
My Baby is Dying
313
Constituent Service
327
Grand Old Man
335
Index
347
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About the author (2002)

Jack Bass is a professor emeritus of humanities and social sciences at the College of Charleston. He is the author or coauthor of seven other books about the American South.

Marilyn W. Thompson is an award-winning investigative reporter and editor who has devoted her career to exposing government scandal. She is currently Assistant Managing Editor for Investigations at the Washington Post, where her investigative team has won two Pulitzer Prizes for public service. She is the author of Feeding the Beast: How Wedtech Became the Most Corrupt Little Company in America and the co-author along with Jack Bass of Ol' Strom: An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond.

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