An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2015
Antall sider: 432
Forlag: St Martin's Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781250062468
Omtale: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
In a powerful narrative layered with revealing detail, Todd S. Purdum tells the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, re-creating the legislative manoeuvring and the larger-than-life characters who made its passage possible. From the Kennedy brothers to Lyndon Johnson, and from Martin Luther King Jr. to Hubert Humphrey and Everett Dirksen, Purdum shows how these all-too-human figures managed, in just over a year, to create a bill that prompted the longest filibuster in the history of the U.S. Senate yet was ultimately adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support. He evokes the high purpose and low dealings that marked the creation of this monumental law, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of new interviews that bring to life this signal achievement in American history.

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