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Author Hartley, Robert E.

Title Paul Simon : the political journey of an Illinois original / Robert E. Hartley
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part One: Newspaper Years, 1948-55; 1. A Youthful ""Ink-Stained Wretch""; 2. Crusader and Politician; 3. Elective Office Beckons; Part Two: Climbing the Political Mountains, 1955-66; 4. Racetrack Runaround; 5. Corruption in Springfield; 6. Newspaper Mogul; 7. Spreading His Words; Part Three: Rapid Rise, Sudden Fall, 1966-72; 8. The Big Bounce; Gallery; 9. An Agent of Great Change; 10. A Louder Voice; 11. Reaching for the Ring; Part Four: Beyond Defeat, 1972-97; 12. Interregnum; 13. The Comeback; 14. Full Redemption; Conclusions
NotesBibliography; Index; Author Bio; Back Cover
Summary With Paul Simon: The Political Journey of an Illinois Original, author Robert E. Hartley presents the first thorough, objective volume on the journalistic and political career of one of Illinois's most respected public figures. Hartley's detailed account offers a fully rounded portrait of a man whose ideals and tenacity not only spurred reform on both state and national levels during his celebrated forty-year career but also established the lasting legacy of a political legend. Simon first became a public figure at the age of nineteen, when he assumed th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-258) and index
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Subject Simon, Paul, 1928-2003.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Illinois -- Biography.
Illinois -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009000537
ISBN 0809386771
1441645039 (electronic bk.)
9781441645036 (electronic bk.)