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The Resource All the governor's men : a mountain brook novel, Katherine Clark ; foreword by Pat Conroy

All the governor's men : a mountain brook novel, Katherine Clark ; foreword by Pat Conroy

Label
All the governor's men : a mountain brook novel
Title
All the governor's men
Title remainder
a mountain brook novel
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Clark ; foreword by Pat Conroy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's the summer of George Wallace's last run for governor of Alabama in 1982, and the state is at a crossroads. In Katherine Clark's All the Governor's Men, a political comedy of manners that reimagines Wallace's last campaign, voters face a clear choice between the infamous segregationist, now a crippled old man in a wheelchair, and his primary opponent, Aaron Osgood, a progressive young candidate poised to liberate the state from its George Wallace-poisoned past.Daniel Dobbs, a twenty one-year-old Harvard graduate and South Alabama native, is one of many young people who have joined the campaign representing hope and change for a downtrodden Alabama. A political animal himself, Daniel possesses so much charm and charisma that he was nicknamed "the Governor" in college. Nowhe is engaged in the struggle to conquer once and for all the malignant man Alabamians have traditionally called "the Governor."This historic election isn't the only thing Daniel wants to win. During his senior year, he fell in love with a freshman girl from Mountain Brook, the "Tiny Kingdom" of wealth and privilege, a world apart from his own Alabama origins. A small-town country boy, Daniel desperately wants to gain the favor of his girlfriend's family along with her mentor, the larger-than-life English teacher Norman Laney. Daniel also wants to keep one or two ex-girlfriends firmly out of the picture. In the course of his summer, he must untangle his complicated personal life, satisfy the middle-class dreams of his parents for their Harvard-educated son, decide whether to enter law school or launch his own political career, and, incidentally, help his candidate defeat George Wallace, in a close and increasingly dirty race. All the Governor's Men is a darkly comic look at both the political process in general and a significant political chapter in Alabama history. This second novel in Katherine Clark's Mountain Brook series depicts the social and political landscape of an Alabama world that is at once a place like no other and at the same time, a place like all others
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DLC
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1962 November 11-
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Clark, Katherine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.L36485
LC item number
A79 2016
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Story river books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Politicians
Label
All the governor's men : a mountain brook novel, Katherine Clark ; foreword by Pat Conroy
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781611176285
Lccn
2015022535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn911004754
  • 1584210
  • (OCoLC)911004754
Label
All the governor's men : a mountain brook novel, Katherine Clark ; foreword by Pat Conroy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781611176285
Lccn
2015022535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn911004754
  • 1584210
  • (OCoLC)911004754

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