Granny D's American Century

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University of New Hampshire Press, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 182 pages
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With her walk across America at the age of 90, New Hampshire native Doris Haddock entered the national consciousness as “Granny D,” a candid and feisty champion of commonsense populist politics. Four years later she ran for the U.S. Senate against the usual entrenched big-party interests—and lost. In the meantime, she became a cause c l bre, and an example of the kind of politics that puts people first. Granny D’s American Century is the story of Doris Haddock both before and after these events: as a young woman whose bedrock New England values were tested during the Great Depression, and as a no-nonsense nonagenarian putting those values to work in the causes of voters’ rights, women’s rights, and campaign finance reform.

Written in a clear, unsparing prose, Granny D’s American Century is a warm reflection on a life well lived, and a clear and spirited call for virtue in American civic life.

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About the author (2012)

A lifelong resident of New Hampshire, DORIS "GRANNY D" HADDOCK is the subject of the documentary film Run, Granny, Run! and the author, with DENNIS MICHAEL BURKE, of Walking Across America in My 90th Year. She died in 2010. Dennis Michael Burke, the former director of Arizona Common Cause, is a writer living in Phoenix, Arizona.

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