Pick Nick: The Political Odyssey of Nick Galifianakis from Immigrant Son to Congressman

Pick Nick: The Political Odyssey of Nick Galifianakis from Immigrant Son to Congressman

by John E Semonche

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Pick Nick: The Political Odyssey of Nick Galifianakis from Immigrant Son to Congressman by John E Semonche

Pick Nick is a fascinating and intimate political biography of the Congressman Nick Galifianakis who served in the 1960s by historian John Semonche, who is a neighbor of Nick's. It is a fascinating and intimate look at Galifianakis' political career in the context of a changing South. From his origins at his father's Durham, North Carolina restaurant through his stunning political successes to a final doomed battle for the Senate, Nick Galifianakis mastered the art of politics and showed what was possible - and what was not - in the American South in the 1960's and 1970's.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997400908
Publisher: Tidal Press
Publication date: 10/17/2016
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Overture: The Galifianakis Name: Liability or Asset in the Land of Dixie?
Chapter I: From Crete to "God Bless America" in Durham, North Carolina
Interlude 1: Nick's Father and the Lincoln Café
Chapter II: The Early Years, 1928-1947
Interlude 2: Success at North Carolina Boys State
Chapter III: The Years of Preparation, 1947-1960
Interlude 3: Practicing Law
Chapter IV: The North Carolina Legislature: First Campaign and First Term, 1961-1963
Interlude 4: Walking the Walk
Chapter V: The North Carolina Legislature: Two More Campaigns and Terms, 1963-1966
Interlude 5: Walter Cronkite Takes Notice of Some Legislative Hijinks
Chapter VI: Aiming for Congress: The First Primary, 1966
Interlude 6: Campaigning as Entertainment
Chapter VII: The Second Primary and General Election, 1966
Interlude 7: Nick's Celebrated Sense of Humor
Chapter VIII: Welcome to Congress, 1967
Interlude 8: Washington Politics
Chapter IX: A Busy First Term and Starting Another Campaign, 1967-1968
Interlude 9: The Chairman and the Chairman's Chauffeur
Chapter X: The Second Term, Third Campaign and Third Term, 1969-1972
Interlude 10: The Importance of Underwear and Connections
Chapter XI: Toppling an Incumbent in the Democratic Senate Primary, 1972
Interlude 11: Working and Playing with Presidents
Chapter XII: Seeking a Senate Seat in a Perfect Storm of State and National Politics, 1972
Interlude 12: Louise Galifianakis
Chapter XIII: Galifianakis v. Helms: The Storm Intensifies in a Changing South, 1972
Interlude 13: "He's Not One of Us:" Lessons and Legacy
Chapter XIV: Ending of a Political Career, 1973-1979
Finale: Life After Politics
Acknowledgements
A Note on Sources and Further Reading

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