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The Resource Ralph W. Yarborough, the people's senator, Patrick Cox ; foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Ralph W. Yarborough, the people's senator, Patrick Cox ; foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Label
Ralph W. Yarborough, the people's senator
Title
Ralph W. Yarborough, the people's senator
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Cox ; foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Revered by many Texans and other Americans as "the People's Senator," Ralph Webster Yarborough (1903-1996) fought for "the little people" in a political career that places him in the ranks of the most influential leaders in Texas history. The only U.S. Senator representing a former Confederate state to vote for every significant piece of modern civil rights legislation, Yarborough became a cornerstone of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society programs in the areas of education, environmental preservation, and health care. In doing so, he played a major role in the social and economic modernization of Texas and the American South. He often defied conventional political wisdom with his stands against powerful political interests and with his vocal opposition to the Vietnam War. Yet to this day, his admirers speak of Yarborough as an inspiration for public service and a model of political independence and integrity
  • This biography offers the first in-depth look at the life and career of Ralph Yarborough. Patrick Cox was granted full access to yarborough's personal and professional papers, including those still in his family's possession, and conducted extensive interviews with the Senator and his wife Opal, relatives and friends, supporters, staff members, and other associates. From this wealth of first-hand material, Cox follows Yarborough from his formative years in East Texas through his legal and judicial career in the 1930s, decorated military service in World War II, unsuccessful campaigns for Texas governor in the 1950s, distinguished tenure in the United States Senate from 1957 to 1970, and return to legal practice through the 1980s
  • Yarborough's liberal politics, encapsulated in the populist campaign slogan "Let's put the jam on the lower shelf so the little people can reach it," set him at odds with most of the Texas power brokers of his time, including Lyndon Johnson. Yet, as this biography demonstrates, Yarborough's philosophy and accomplishments have stood the test of time to become part of the national fabric. Medicare recipients, beneficiaries of the Cold War G. I. Bill, and even beachcombers on Padre Island National Seashore all share in the lasting legacy of Senator Ralph Yarborough
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Cox, Patrick L.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.Y3
LC item number
C69 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kennedy, Edward M.
Series statement
Focus on American history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yarborough, Ralph Webster
  • United States
  • Legislators
Label
Ralph W. Yarborough, the people's senator, Patrick Cox ; foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A
  • Man Who Had to Earn His Way
  • p. 39.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Hamburger Campaign
  • p. 60.
  • 5.
  • We Saw the Worst
  • p. 80.
  • 1.
  • 6.
  • The
  • Strong Acid Test
  • p. 96.
  • 7.
  • Coonskins and Coon Hunters
  • p. 122.
  • 8.
  • Put the Jam on the Lower Shelf
  • p. 139.
  • It Was a Joyous Boyhood
  • 9.
  • Problems with Johnson and Rayburn
  • p. 162.
  • 10.
  • The
  • Rancid Smell of Gunpowder
  • p. 185.
  • 11.
  • The
  • Struggle for the Soul of the Nation
  • p. 1.
  • p. 201.
  • 12.
  • Acts of Congress and Acts of Madness
  • p. 229.
  • 13.
  • Final Senate Years and Election Defeat
  • p. 254.
  • 14.
  • The
  • Last Hurrah
  • 2.
  • p. 267
  • The
  • Million-Dollar Victory
  • p. 18.
  • 3.
Control code
47182537
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xviii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780292712430
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001003575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Ralph W. Yarborough, the people's senator, Patrick Cox ; foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A
  • Man Who Had to Earn His Way
  • p. 39.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Hamburger Campaign
  • p. 60.
  • 5.
  • We Saw the Worst
  • p. 80.
  • 1.
  • 6.
  • The
  • Strong Acid Test
  • p. 96.
  • 7.
  • Coonskins and Coon Hunters
  • p. 122.
  • 8.
  • Put the Jam on the Lower Shelf
  • p. 139.
  • It Was a Joyous Boyhood
  • 9.
  • Problems with Johnson and Rayburn
  • p. 162.
  • 10.
  • The
  • Rancid Smell of Gunpowder
  • p. 185.
  • 11.
  • The
  • Struggle for the Soul of the Nation
  • p. 1.
  • p. 201.
  • 12.
  • Acts of Congress and Acts of Madness
  • p. 229.
  • 13.
  • Final Senate Years and Election Defeat
  • p. 254.
  • 14.
  • The
  • Last Hurrah
  • 2.
  • p. 267
  • The
  • Million-Dollar Victory
  • p. 18.
  • 3.
Control code
47182537
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xviii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780292712430
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001003575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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