Stuart Symington: A Life

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University of Missouri Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 550 pages
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Contents

Beginnings
7
A Rapid Rise in Business
22
Turnaround in St Louis
35
Five Es for Excellence
47
From Business to Government
60
The Worlds Largest Merchandiser
66
Assistant Secretary of War for Air
79
Unification
93
Confronting McCarthyism
281
DefenseA Voice in the Wilderness
303
Into the Mainstream
311
Reluctant Favorite Son
322
The Missile Gap
332
AgricultureThe Other Big Issue
344
HalfHearted Run for the Presidency
354
The Kennedy Years
367

First Secretary of the Air Force
127
Integrating the Air Force
140
The Berlin Airlift
148
The Fight for Air Power I
158
The Fight for Air Power II
172
Showdown with the Navy
184
Reorganization and Resignation
200
Frustrated Mobilization Boss
214
Reforming the RFC
228
Beating the Odds in Missouri
238
Not Your Ordinary Freshman
255
VietnamFrom Hawk to Dove
383
Laos Cambodia and the CIA
398
Meanwhile Back in Missouri
412
The Search for Peace
422
The Final years
434
Abbreviations
443
Notes
445
Bibliography
529
Index
543
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