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Alben Barkley : a life in politics / James K. Libbey.

By: Libbey, James K [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Topics in Kentucky history: Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2016]Description: 1 online resource (347 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813167831; 0813167833; 9780813167145; 0813167140; 9780813167152; 0813167159.Subject(s): Vice-Presidents -- United States -- Biography | Legislators -- United States -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Alben Barkley.DDC classification: 352.23/9092 | B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Child of the Jackson Purchase -- Clinton and college -- Barkley's reconciliation with his roots -- From courthouse to congress -- Congressman Barkley and the New Freedom -- The reformer in time of war -- The congressman in war and peace -- "Normalcy" and the tale of two elections -- Senator Barkley from Coolidge to Depression -- Senator Barkley from Depression to the announcement of a New Deal -- The assistant majority leader and the New Deal -- The majority leader in time of peace -- The majority leader from neutrality to war -- The senator in a time of troubles and triumphs -- The iron man becomes a veep -- The iron man keeps his mettle.
Summary: Born to poor tenant farmers in a log cabin in Graves County, Kentucky, Alben Barkley (1877-1956) rose to achieve a political stature in the US equalled by few of his contemporaries. James K. Libbey provides a full-length biography of this larger-than-life personality as Barkley transitioned from local politician to congressman, then senator, senate majority leader, vice president, and senator once again.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-337) and index.

Child of the Jackson Purchase -- Clinton and college -- Barkley's reconciliation with his roots -- From courthouse to congress -- Congressman Barkley and the New Freedom -- The reformer in time of war -- The congressman in war and peace -- "Normalcy" and the tale of two elections -- Senator Barkley from Coolidge to Depression -- Senator Barkley from Depression to the announcement of a New Deal -- The assistant majority leader and the New Deal -- The majority leader in time of peace -- The majority leader from neutrality to war -- The senator in a time of troubles and triumphs -- The iron man becomes a veep -- The iron man keeps his mettle.

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Born to poor tenant farmers in a log cabin in Graves County, Kentucky, Alben Barkley (1877-1956) rose to achieve a political stature in the US equalled by few of his contemporaries. James K. Libbey provides a full-length biography of this larger-than-life personality as Barkley transitioned from local politician to congressman, then senator, senate majority leader, vice president, and senator once again.

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