Warren G. Magnuson and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century America (Emil and Kathleen Sick Book Series in Western History and Biography)

By: Scates, Shelby

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Warren G. Magnuson served as U.S. senator from the state of Washington for six terms. The sheer sweep of his accomplishments is astonishing: authoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act, protecting Puget Sound, saving Boeing for Seattle, championing consumer protection legislation, reorganizing the railroads, and godfathering the electrification of the Pacific Northwest by pressing for Columbia and Snake River dams. He pushed for federal aid to education, kept Pentagon budgets down, and established the National Institutes of Health while arguing throughout the McCarthy era against U.S. isolation from China. He was also a whiskey-and-poker companion to Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson.

Title: Warren G. Magnuson and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century America (Emil and Kathleen Sick Book Series in Western History and Biography)

Author Name: Scates, Shelby

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 1997-11-01

ISBN Number: 0295976314

ISBN Number 13: 9780295976310

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU11130219