Pleasant Institution

Pleasant Institution

by John S. Monagan
     
 

A Pleasant Institution is the memoir of John S. Monagan, who details the experiences of eight decades of the century from 1911 to the present. He tells the story of a modern Connecticut Yankee and his life as a lawyer, mayor, congressman, author, athlete, and scion of a family prominent in New York City for 250 years. Whether describing the curious protocol

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A Pleasant Institution is the memoir of John S. Monagan, who details the experiences of eight decades of the century from 1911 to the present. He tells the story of a modern Connecticut Yankee and his life as a lawyer, mayor, congressman, author, athlete, and scion of a family prominent in New York City for 250 years. Whether describing the curious protocol observed in a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the Olympic presence of Harvard Law professors in the 1930s or the mood of a White House ball during the Bay of Pigs crisis, this book is full of vivid characters and memorable events.

Editorial Reviews

William F. Gavin
. . . in reading his chatty, delightful memoir, 'A Pleasant Institution,' I felt as if I were listening to the tales of a gifted storyteller rather than reading a book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761821526
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John S. Monagan is a retired Lawyer, and former Congressman.

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