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Matters of State - Philip Hamburger

Paperback Published: 16th April 2003
ISBN: 9781582432465
Number Of Pages: 192

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Philip Hamburger, president-watcher and Reporter at Large for The New Yorker , at last collects his pieces on a beat he's made his own-Washington inaugurations, from FDR to Clinton.. This collection of essays, chosen by the author from his sixty years of writing for The New Yorker , chronicles not only the people of our nation's political life (Judge Learned Hand, Fiorello La Guardia, Dean Acheson, FDR, Eisenhower, Reagan, Clinton) but also the places and events, with special emphasis on presidential inaugurations (he has attended, he thinks, fourteen). Here is one man's view, both funny and serious, of the glorious diversity of American politics-and of the better angels of our nature.

Forewordp. xv
Prologue: Random Notes on Washington, D.C.p. xvii
The Great Judge [Learned Hand] 1946p. 1
Patience and Fortitude [Fiorello LaGuardia] 1943p. 13
Friends Talking in the Night [William O'Dwyer] 1946p. 16
The Idea is Everything [Trygve Lie] 1947p. 27
Sculling on the Schuylkill [Republican Convention] 1948p. 31
HQ. [Thomas Dewey] 1948p. 35
Ball [Truman Inauguration] 1949p. 39
Mr. Secretary [Dean Acheson] 1949p. 42
Please Clear the Aisles [GOP Convention] 1952p. 77
Back to Chicago [Democratic Convention] 1952p. 81
Long Wait [Dwight Eisenhower] 1953p. 85
Man from Wisconsin [Joseph McCarthy] 1954p. 89
Brain [Eisenhower election] 1956p. 93
The Mayor [Robert Wagner] 1957p. 97
Lonely Day [Kennedy election] 1960p. 101
Great Day [Johnson Inauguration] 1965p. 104
First Nixon Inaugural [Richard Nixon] 1969p. 108
Hand on Cardozo [Learned Hand] 1970
Mass in Time of War [Nixon's second Inauguration] 1973
Carter Inauguration [Carter] 1977
First Reagan Inauguration [Reagan] 1981
We Have Nothing to Fear... [FDR retrospective] 1983p. 146
Quadrennial [Bush Inauguration] 1989p. 151
One Man's Vote [Clinton election] 1992p. 155
Clinton Inauguration [Clinton] 1993p. 158
Vermeer Time [Postscript] 1996p. 164
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ISBN: 9781582432465
ISBN-10: 1582432465
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 16th April 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1