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Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat By Don Oberdorfer,

  • Title: Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat
  • Author: Don Oberdorfer
  • ISBN: 9781588341662
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A spellbinding biography of one of the most powerful and dignified men ever to come to DC Senator Mike Mansfield.Mike Mansfield s career as the longest serving majority leader is finally given its due in this extraordinary biography In many respects, Mansfield s dignity and decorum represent the high water mark of the US Senate he was respected as a leader who helped buiA spellbinding biography of one of the most powerful and dignified men ever to come to DC Senator Mike Mansfield.Mike Mansfield s career as the longest serving majority leader is finally given its due in this extraordinary biography In many respects, Mansfield s dignity and decorum represent the high water mark of the US Senate he was respected as a leader who helped build consensus on tough issues and was renowned for his ability to work across the aisle and build strong coalitions Amazingly, he would have breakfast every morning with a member of the opposing party.Mansfield was instrumental in pushing through some of the most influential legislation of the twentieth century He was at the helm when the Senate passed landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the creation of Medicare, and the nuclear test ban treaty Mansfield played a crucial role in shaping America s foreign policy, corresponding with JFK about his opposition to the growing presence of the US in Southeast Asia As ambassador to Japan, his conversations with Cambodia and China paved the way for Nixon s historic trip to China in 1972.
    Senator Mansfield The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat A spellbinding biography of one of the most powerful and dignified men ever to come to DC Senator Mike Mansfield Mike Mansfield s career as the longest serving majority leader is finally given its due

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    1. I first met Mike Mansfield in Whitefish, MT while on a recruiting trip for Rocky Mountain College When I went to pay for my breakfast I was told that the Senator had paid Later I was involved in the Democratic Party in Billings and had contact often with him as well as other State and National leaders On one trip to DC I visited Mike in his Majority Leader Office He was a gracious host and showed me a special room dedicated to the memory of John F Kennedy When the College awarded him an honorary [...]

    2. Mike Mansfield was a remarkable statesman One that we only wish would be in our political system today Very good information and research done by the author Mike Mansfield, an 8th grade dropout, went on to become one of the most prominent men to serve the people of the United States This is a must read for all History Buffs.

    3. This is a definitive work on Mansfield I liked a lot of the stuff on his early life in the Butte mines and how he got his start There s good stuff on how he managed to get himself through college Moving on, I like how he worked against the buildup to Vietnam We get excellent information on his friendship with Kennedy.I skipped a lot of the later 60s and 70s stuff in this book, myself I did appreciate that Oberdorfer looked into Mansfield s time with Goldman Sachs, as that company really screwed [...]

    4. A brilliantly written biography that left me largely unimpressed with its subject, which is contrary to its objective.

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