Iron Man: The Life and Times of Congressman Glenn R. Davis

Iron Man: The Life and Times of Congressman Glenn R. Davis

by Kevin B. Smith
     
 

During the 1940s and 1950s Glenn R. Davis was one of the brightest stars of the Republican Party. In the halls of Congress he was known as "The Iron Man" because of his unwillingness to make compromises. His last ten years in office were spent in an unsuccessful attempt to halt Congress' increasing appetite for deficit spending. This biography traces Davis' career

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During the 1940s and 1950s Glenn R. Davis was one of the brightest stars of the Republican Party. In the halls of Congress he was known as "The Iron Man" because of his unwillingness to make compromises. His last ten years in office were spent in an unsuccessful attempt to halt Congress' increasing appetite for deficit spending. This biography traces Davis' career from a childhood spent in rural poverty to combat in the Pacific to the White House the night Richard Nixon resigned the presidency. Davis' life offers a unique insight into the development of the House of Representatives over four decades and how its members wielded power. His story offers a unique glimpse of the Nixon and Ford administrations, the careers of many of the best known names of the Republican Party, and the development of post-war politics in Wisconsin. Most importantly, Davis' experiences highlight Congress' growing inability to restrain spending. At a time when Congress is trying to find its way back to the path of fiscal responsibility, this book could provide a useful roadmap. Co-published with the Glenn Davis Charitable Foundation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819193193
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
11/11/1993
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin B. Smith is a political columnist for a suburban Milwaukee newspaper, and is University Fellow of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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