The Austin-Boston Connection: Five Decades of House Democratic Leadership, 1937-1989
Texas A&M University Press, 2009 - Legislators - 350 pages
For the more than fifty years that Democrats controlled the U.S. House of Representatives, leadership was divided between Massachusetts and Texas. "The Austin-Boston Connection "analyzes the importance of the friendships (especially mentor-protege relationships) and enmi-ties within congressional delegations, regional affinities, and the lynchpin practice of appointing the Democratic Whip.
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