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Pleasant Institution

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761821526
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • 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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Roots and Scenes of Childhood Chapter 2 Pomperaug Plaisance Chapter 3 Dartmouth: Hours that Passed Like Dreams Chapter 4 Depression Days Chapter 5 The Incubator of Greatness Chapter 6 Law, Music and Birth Control Chapter 7 Mr. President: Alderman Chapter 8 Hizzoner the Mayor and Jersey Cutie Chapter 9 Marius et Pater: Waterbury 1949-1961 Chapter 10 Return to the Hustings: Congressional Debut Chapter 11 Getting the Hang Chapter 12 Foreign Affairs: Stirring Days Chapter 13 Congress at Full Steam Chapter 14 The War Continues Chapter 15 There is a Life After Congress

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