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Profiles in Character: Hubris and Heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789-1996 : Hubris and Heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789-1996 - Joseph Martin Hernon

Profiles in Character: Hubris and Heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789-1996

Hubris and Heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789-1996

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Published: 12th January 2000
For Ages: 18 years old
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A take-off of Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage", which argues that the best-known US senators don't deserve their renown as much as some lesser-known ones. Over the course of ten biographical chapters, this book tells the story of 16 men's lives in the Senate in relation to each other.

Introduction
The Patrician Age (1789-1820)
Last of the Romans: Rufus King vs James Monroe (1789-1820)
The National Forum (1820-1870)
Samson and the Temple of Slavery: Thomas Hart Benton vs John C. Calhoun (1820-1850)
Lincoln's Prime Minister: William Pitt Fessenden vs Charles Sumner (1850-1865)
Worthy of Plutarch: Fessenden vs Sumner (1865-1870)
The rise and Fall of The Senate Oligarchy (1870-1940)
Try Justice: George Frisbie Hoar vs John Sherman (1870-1900)
The Lamp of Experience and Bungalow Minds: Henry Cabot Lodge vs Thomas J. Walsh (1900-1920)
Senator At Large of the Whole American People: William E. Borah vs George W. Norris (1920-1940)
The Imperial Presidency and the Supine Senate (1940-1990)
Shaping Pax Americana: Robert A. Taft vs Arthur H. Vandenberg (1940-1950)
The Politics of Joy and Uncle Strom's Cabin: Hubert H. Humphrey vs Strom Thurmond (1950-1990)
Epilogue--Virtue Misapplied: Modern Heroes in an Age of Hubris Afterword
A Note on Sources
Notes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781563249389
ISBN-10: 1563249383
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 12th January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.34  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.4