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The last great Senate : courage and statesmanship in times of crisis / Ira Shapiro.

Authors: Shapiro, Ira S., 1947-
Call number: 328.73071 SHA
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2012.
Publication date: c2012.
Subject: United States. Congress. Senate -- History -- 20th century.
Title: The last great Senate : courage and statesmanship in times of crisis / Ira Shapiro.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xxi, 475 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents note: 1977. The grind ; The natural ; Great expectations, different agendas ; Hawk and dove ; The appearance of impropriety ; The liberal filibuster -- 1978. A year of living dangerously ; The Panama Canal fight ; Venturing into the Middle East ; An epic business-labor clash ; Saving New York ; Closing days -- 1979. Before the storm ; Energy battles after the Iranian Revolution ; Fighting the economic tide ; SALT II : death by a thousand cuts -- 1980. A tough political climate ; America's last frontier ; Fighting to survive ; The lame-duck session.
Summary note: A vivid portrait of the statesmen who helped steer America during the crisis years of the late 1970s, transcending partisanship and overcoming procedural roadblocks that have all but strangled the Senate since their departure.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-443, 445-451) and index.
ISBN: 9781586489366 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1586489364 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN: 2011039314
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1355397
Bib No.: 1355397

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