Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country

Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country

by Arnold A. Offner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300222395
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 57,146
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


Arnold A. Offner is Cornelia F. Hugel Professor of History Emeritus at Lafayette College. His previous books include Another Such Victory: President Truman and the Cold War, 1945–1953, and American Appeasement: United States Foreign Policy and Germany, 1933–1938.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Prologue 1

1 A New Star Is Born 9

2 The People's Mayor 24

3 The Next Senator from Minnesota 40

4 Lonely, Bitter, and Broke in the Senate 59

5 Confrontation and Cooperation 71

6 Prominence and Courtship 85

7 The Price of Leadership 101

8 Liberal without Apology 115

9 Candidate in Orbit, 1958-1960 134

10 The Insider as Outsider 152

11 Tragedy and Triumph 170

12 The Best Man in America 193

13 LBJ versus HHH: The Great Society and Vietnam 210

14 Humphrey's Vietnam Wars 230

15 Northwest's Passage 249

16 Last Man In 268

17 The Siege of Chicago 291

18 Battling the Torrents-and Johnson 315

19 Resurrection and Defeat 336

20 A Time for Everything 364

Epilogue: The Conscience of the Country 391

Notes 395

Bibliography 453

Index 467

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