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The life and times of George McGovern

Thomas J. Knock

The life and times of George McGovern

by Thomas J. Knock

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Legislators,
  • United States. Congress. Senate,
  • United States,
  • Presidential candidates,
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    The biography of the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate who became America"s most eloquent and prescient critic of the Vietnam War. In this masterful book, Thomas Knock traces George McGovern"s life from his rustic boyhood in a South Dakota prairie town during the Depression to his rise to the pinnacle of politics at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago where police and antiwar demonstrators clashed in the city"s streets.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementThomas J. Knock
    SeriesPolitics and society in twentieth-century America, Politics and society in twentieth-century America
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE840.8.M34 K58 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 volumes
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27203393M
    ISBN 100691142998
    ISBN 109780691142999
    LC Control Number2015019637
    OCLC/WorldCa982381541, 911518165

    George Stanley McGovern was born in Avon, South Dakota, on J His father was a Methodist minister, and the family adhered to the typical small-town values of the time: hard work, self-discipline, and avoidance of alcohol, dancing, smoking, and other popular diversions. Background. Montgomery was born George Montgomery Letz in , the youngest of 15 children of Ukrainian immigrant parents, who were ethnic Germans from near Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine. He was born in Brady, in Pondera County, northern Montana near Great Falls. He was reared on a large ranch, where he learned to ride horses and work cattle as a part of daily life.

    Get this from a library! The rise of a prairie statesman: the life and times of George McGovern. [Thomas J Knock] -- "The Rise of a Prairie Statesman is the first volume of a major biography of the Democratic presidential candidate who became America's most eloquent and prescient critic of the Vietnam War. In. In this masterful book, Thomas Knock traces George McGovern's life from his rustic boyhood in a South Dakota prairie town during the Depression to his rise to the pinnacle of politics at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago where police and antiwar demonstrators clashed in the city's streets.

    Book panel: Knock, Thomas J. The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern. Vol. 1. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, personal connections to place names: Knox Co. IL (ancestors), Aberdeen SD (wife), University of Iowa (first master’s degree) detailed, well-written, historically contextualAuthor: Jeff Taylor. George McGovern in Los Angeles while touring to publicize his book about the death of his alcoholic daughter, “Terry: My Daughter’s Life-and-Death Struggle with Alcoholism.” (Los Angeles.


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