Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington

Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington

Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington

Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington

Synopsis

Profiles in Power offers concise biographies of fourteen twentieth-century Texans who wielded significant political power and influence in Washington, D.C. First published in 1993 by Harlan Davidson, it has been revised and updated with new chapters on John Nance Garner and Henry Gonzalez and expanded chapters on Lyndon Johnson, Barbara Jordan, Ralph Yarborough, Jim Wright, and John Tower. Demonstrating the validity of a biographical approach to history, the book as a whole covers all the major political issues of the twentieth century, as well as the pivotal role of Texans in defining the national agenda.
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