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The Resource Political hell-raiser : the life and times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana, Marc C. Johnson

Political hell-raiser : the life and times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana, Marc C. Johnson

Label
Political hell-raiser : the life and times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana
Title
Political hell-raiser
Title remainder
the life and times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana
Statement of responsibility
Marc C. Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Burton K. Wheeler (1882-1975) may have been the most powerful politician Montana ever produced, and he was one of the most influential--and controversial--members of the United States Senate during three of the most eventful decades in American history. A New Deal Democrat and lifelong opponent of concentrated power--whether economic, military, or executive--he consistently acted with a righteous personal and political independence that has all but disappeared from the public sphere. Political Hell-Raiser is the first book to tell the full story of Wheeler, a genuine maverick whose successes and failures were woven into the political fabric of twentieth-century America. Wheeler came of political age amid antiwar and labor unrest in Butte, Montana, during World War I. As a crusading United States attorney, he battled Montana's powerful economic interests, championed farmers and miners, and won election to the U.S. Senate in 1922. There he made his name as one of the "Montana scandalmongers," uncovering corruption in the Harding and Coolidge administrations. Drawing on extensive research and new archival sources, Marc C. Johnson follows Wheeler from his early backing of Franklin D. Roosevelt and ardent support of the New Deal to his forceful opposition to Roosevelt's plan to expand the Supreme Court and, in a move widely viewed as political suicide, his emergence as the most prominent spokesman against U.S. involvement in World War II right up to three days before Pearl Harbor. Johnson provides the most thorough telling of Wheeler's entire career, including all its accomplishments and contradictions, as well as the political storms that the senator both encouraged and endured. The book convincingly establishes the place and importance of this principled hell-raiser in American political history."--
  • "A comprehensive, critical biography of Montana Senator Burton K. Wheeler, an influential and controversial political figure of the New Deal era"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Marc C.
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
  • 923/.2873
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.W5
LC item number
J64 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wheeler, Burton K.
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Montana
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century / General
  • United States
  • Montana
Label
Political hell-raiser : the life and times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana, Marc C. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Black Heart of Montana -- Boxcar Burt Becomes Senator Wheeler -- The Investigation and the Frame-Up -- The Progressive Campaign -- A Son of the Wild Jackass -- A Long and Bumpy Relationship -- New Deal Irregular -- Defeating the Power Trust -- Nine Old Men and Wheeler -- Purge -- Mr. Wheeler Goes for the White House -- America First -- Big Screen, Big Leak -- War and Decline -- Defeat
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 486 pages
Isbn
9780806140858
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018025837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060183267
  • (OCoLC)on1060183267
  • 2836297
Label
Political hell-raiser : the life and times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana, Marc C. Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Black Heart of Montana -- Boxcar Burt Becomes Senator Wheeler -- The Investigation and the Frame-Up -- The Progressive Campaign -- A Son of the Wild Jackass -- A Long and Bumpy Relationship -- New Deal Irregular -- Defeating the Power Trust -- Nine Old Men and Wheeler -- Purge -- Mr. Wheeler Goes for the White House -- America First -- Big Screen, Big Leak -- War and Decline -- Defeat
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 486 pages
Isbn
9780806140858
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018025837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060183267
  • (OCoLC)on1060183267
  • 2836297

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