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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OL' STROM: An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond

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The life (so far) of a master politician who daily sets new records as the US Senate's oldest and longest-serving member, now 96. Bass, an award-winning veteran South Carolina—based political writer ... Read full review

Ol' Strom: an unauthorized biography of Strom Thurmond

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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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