Richard B. Russell, Jr., Senator from Georgia

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Illustrations
House in Winder, Georgia, where Russell was born, November 2, 18975
Young Russell, ca. 190910
Russell family home in Winder, Georgia, built 191224
Russell in his navy uniform, late 191835
Russell gubernatorial campaign poster, 193064
Russell being sworn in as governor of Georgia, June 27, 193181
Governor Russell at work in his office, 193185
Russell and friends on a hunting trip, 193397
Russell dressed for an evening of leisure, 193198
President Roosevelt and Russell in Atlanta, November 1935138
Judge and Mrs. Richard B. Russell surrounded by their family, ca. 1930173
President Truman handing out pens to congressional leaders after signing the Russell-Ellender school lunch bill, June 4, 1946187
Russell with General MacArthur and others in New Guinea during a visit to U.S. war zones, July-September 1943192
Russell and General MacArthur shake hands at MacArthur hearings, May 1951258
Russell and Senator Johnson visit at a meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas, November 1949267
Senators congratulate Russell at the opening of his presidential campaign headquarters, March 1952275
Russell cooking supper in his Washington apartment, March 1952283

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - A Rich Heritage 1
  • 2 - In School, 1911-1918 16
  • 3 - Political Apprenticeship 37
  • 4 - The Campaign for Governor 60
  • 5 - Governor Russell 79
  • 6 - Election to the United States Senate 101
  • 7 - Russell Goes to Washington 122
  • 8 - The Later New Deal 149
  • 9 - Foreign Affairs and World War II 175
  • 10 - Russell and Postwar America 199
  • 11 - Russell, Truman, and Civil Rights 224
  • 12 - Dangers at Home and Abroad 243
  • 13 - A Bid for the Presidency, 1952 271
  • 14 - Russell in the Eisenhower Years 301
  • 15 - Civil Rights: The 1950s 329
  • 16 - Russell and the Cold War 349
  • 17 - Kennedy, Russell, and the New Frontier 371
  • 18 - Johnson and the Great Society 404
  • 19 - The Frustration of Vietnam 435
  • 20 - The End of a Long Career 465
  • 21 - Summing Up 494
  • Notes 503
  • Index 555
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