Subject: Biography & Autobiography / Political

Subject: Biography & Autobiography / Political

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Dont Call Me Boss

|9780822935650|David L. Lawrence, Pittsburgh’s Renaissance Mayor|The death of David Leo Lawrence in 1966 ended a fifty-year career of major influence in American politics. In a front-page obituary, the New York Times noted that Lawrence, the longtime mayor of Pittsburgh, governor of Pennsylvania, and power in Democratic national politics, disliked being called Boss. But, the Times noted, “he was one anyway.”Certainly Lawrence was a consumate politician. Born in a poor, working-class neighborhood, in the present-day Golden Triange of Pittsburgh, he was from boyhood an astute student of politics and a devoted Democrat. Paying minute attention to every detail at the ward…

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Dont Call Me Boss

|9780822953975|David L. Lawrence, Pittsburgh’s Renaissance Mayor|The death of David Leo Lawrence in 1966 ended a fifty-year career of major influence in American politics. In a front-page obituary, the New York Times noted that Lawrence, the longtime mayor of Pittsburgh, governor of Pennsylvania, and power in Democratic national politics, disliked being called Boss. But, the Times noted, “he was one anyway.”Certainly Lawrence was a consumate politician. Born in a poor, working-class neighborhood, in the present-day Golden Triange of Pittsburgh, he was from boyhood an astute student of politics and a devoted Democrat. Paying minute attention to every detail at the ward…

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Galusha A. Grow

|9780822985174|The People’s Candidate| Robert Ilisevich presents a compelling political biography of Galusha A. Grow, an often-overlooked, yet influential American politician during the nineteenth century. Galusha Grow served six terms in the House of Representatives, from 1851 to 1863, representing the district of northeastern Pennsylvania. His concern for the working poor and antislavery views made him a radical Free-Soiler and led to his support of the Homestead Act of 1862. | Robert D. Ilisevich|| Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Political

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Tage Erlander

|9780822985235|Serving the Welfare State, 1946-1969|Prime minister of Sweden and leader of the Social Democratic party from 1946-1969, Tage Erlander enjoyed a career that was remarkable both for its major accomplishments and longevity. Under his leadership, Sweden became an exemplary welfare state following World War II. Universal pensions, child support, health insurance, extended paid vacations, subsidized housing, and many other benefits made Sweden's standard of living the envy of the world. This definitive political biography is both the study of an individual style of leadership and the role of the prime minister in a parliamentary state. It shows Erlander as a…

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Karl Kautsky, 1854-1938

|9780822954439|Marxism in the Classical Years|The first major study of Karl Kautsky, considered the most influential Marxian theoretician in the world, from 1895 to 1914. Outside of Friedrich Engels, Kautsky did more to popularize Marism than any other person. An entire generation of Marxists, including Lenin and Trotsky, learned the doctrine in large part from Kautsky.| Gary P. Steenson|| Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Political History / Modern / 20th Century

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