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The Austin-Boston Connection analyzes the importance of the friendships (especially mentor-protégé relationships) and enmities within congressional delegations, regional affinities, and the lynchpin practice of appointing the Democratic Whip.
ANTHONY M. CHAMPAGNE is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. DOUGLAS B. HARRIS is an associate professor at Loyola University in Maryland. JAMES W. RIDDLESPERGER JR. is a professor at Texas Christian University. GARRISON NELSON is a professor at the University of Vermont. All are political scientists.
". . . describes the contests for party leadership positions in the words of the contestants and their contemporaries. . ."-Barry S. Rundquist, University of Chicago
— Barry S. Rundquist
1 Introduction 1
2 Joe Bailey 16
3 John Nance Garner 47
4 Sam Rayburn 73
5 John W. McCormack 119
6 Sam Rayburn's Boys: Who Will Lead? 148
7 Back to Boston: Tip O'Neill 188
8 Jim Wright: The Last Texan 219
9 Conclusion: The Impact of the Austin-Boston Alliance on House Politics 251
Posted January 30, 2010
Very informative book! The writers have an indepth knowledge of the subject and have conveyed the information in such a way that I could not stop reading. Everyone who enjoys politics should read this book, especially if you have an interest in the House of Representatives and the Speaker of the House.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.