Wayne Morse: A Political Biography

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Oregon Historical Society Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 545 pages
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"The career of Wayne Morse, Oregon's maverick senator (1944-68), offers insights on political issues that shaped the twentieth century and continue to echo in the twenty-first. Best known for being one of two senators to oppose the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that initiated U.S. military intervention in Vietnam, Morse was also outspoken on McCarthyism, the labor movement, civil rights, education, foreign policy, and the importance of constitutional checks and balances. Unpredictable and independent, Morse was never afraid to go against prevailing opinion and party doctrine in defense of personal convictions. In a balanced account and with lucid prose, Mason Drukman offers a critical look at several decades of American political life."--Cover page 4.

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User Review  - Will - Goodreads

After reading Robert Caro's monumental books on LBJ, I decided to read up on many of the figures in those books in order to have a better understanding of LBJ. I also wished to get an idea of the ... Read full review

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Wayne Morse does not get his due in history books or the common American conscious. This biography is one step toward changing that. Well researched, exciting and far more than just a political ... Read full review

Contents

Morse as Maverick
1
Progressive Beginnings
11
A Mavericks Education
35
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Narrator Jose Horstman Omila is the executive director of the Philippines Performance Arts Company and the Bayanihan Arts Center in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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