Bernard Baruch, Park Bench Statesman

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CHAPTER . . . TWENTY-TWO

BARUCH found little silver lining in the black cloud that hung over Madison Square Garden in those hot days when the Democrats fought each other with all the bitterness of a civil war, with brother against brother, fellow teammates clouting each other, altogether making a spectacle so menacing with its threat of religious and racial intolerance that even the Republicans deplored it.

He heard orator after orator attack his candidate, McAdoo, as the beneficiary of this intolerance.

Not anticipating the bitterness, Baruch with other McAdoo leaders had become rather hopeful for McAdoo's nomination, and even his election, just prior to the convention. Word had come from Senator La Follette (the Elder) that the Progressives, scheduled to meet in Cleveland right after the Democratic convention, would endorse McAdoo if he were nominated. The South was almost a unit for McAdoo. California, his adopted state, was rampant for him. This optimism may seem to have had little foundation, viewed in retrospect, but Ed Moore, of Ohio, leader of the anti-McAdoo forces and one of the smartest and most practical politicians of his time (he had led the fight to nominate James M. Cox at San Francisco 4 years before), told a group of newspapermen he was afraid McAdoo would win.

This was not all that discouraged Baruch. In the fight over the platform Newton D. Baker, Wilson's Secretary of War, poured

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  • Title Page iii
  • Illustrations v
  • Chapter One 1
  • Chapter Two 13
  • Chapter Three 21
  • Chapter Four 28
  • Chapter Five 37
  • Chapter Six 45
  • Chapter Seven 54
  • Chapter Eight 63
  • Chapter Nine 70
  • Chapter Ten 79
  • Chapter Eleven 89
  • Chapter Twelve 98
  • Chapter Thirteen 108
  • Chapter Fourteen 117
  • Chapter Fifteen 126
  • Chapter Sixteen 134
  • Chapter Seventeen 145
  • Chapter Eighteen 158
  • Chapter Nineteen 169
  • Chapter Twenty 181
  • Chapter Twenty-One 195
  • Chapter . . . Twenty-Two 207
  • Chapter Twenty-Three 218
  • Chapter Twenty-Four 228
  • Chapter Twenty-Five 238
  • Chapter Twenty-Six 250
  • Chapter Twenty-Seven 262
  • Chapter Twenty-Eight 272
  • Chapter Twenty-Nine 284
  • Chapter Thirty 297
  • Chapter Thirty-One 303
  • Index 311
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