A Pleasant Institution: Key--C Major

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University Press of America, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 413 pages
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A Pleasant Institution is the memoir of John S. Monagan, who details the experiences of eight decades of the century from 1911 to the present. He tells the story of a modern Connecticut Yankee and his life as a lawyer, mayor, congressman, author, athlete, and scion of a family prominent in New York City for 250 years. Whether describing the curious protocol observed in a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the Olympic presence of Harvard Law professors in the 1930s or the mood of a White House ball during the Bay of Pigs crisis, this book is full of vivid characters and memorable events.
 

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Contents

ROOTS AND SCENES OF CHILDHOOD
1
POMPERAUG PLEASANCE
31
DARTMOUTH HOURS THAT PASSED LIKE DREAMS
63
DEPRESSION DAYS
111
THE INCUBATOR OF GREATNESS
117
LAW MUSIC AND BIRTH CONTROL
145
MR PRESIDENT ALDERMAN
171
HIZZONER THE MAYOR AND JERSEY CUTIE
183
RETURN TO THE HUSTINGS CONGRESSIONAL DEBUT
239
GETTING THE HANG
261
FOREIGN AFFAIRS STIRRING DAYS
277
CONGRESS AT FULL STEAM
309
THE WAR CONTINUES
339
THERE IS A LIFE AFTER CONGRESS
371
INDEX
393
Copyright

MARITUS ET PATER WATERBURY 19491961
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John S. Monagan is a retired Lawyer, and former Congressman.

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