The Resource America's political dynasties from Adams to Clinton, Stephen Hess, (ebook)

America's political dynasties from Adams to Clinton, Stephen Hess, (ebook)

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America's political dynasties from Adams to Clinton
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America's political dynasties from Adams to Clinton
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Stephen Hess
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eng
Summary
The Constitution states that "no title of nobility shall be granted by the United States," yet it seems political nobility is as American as apple pie. America was founded in rebellion against nobility and inherited status. Yet from the start, dynastic families have been conspicuous in national politics. The Adams. The Lodges. The Tafts. The Roosevelts. The Kennedys. And today the Bushes and the Clintons. Longtime presidential historian Stephen Hess offers an encyclopedic tour of the families that have loomed large over America's political history. Starting with John Adams, who served as the young nation's first vice president and earned the nickname "His Rotundity," Hess paints the portraits of the men and women who, by coincidence, connivance, or sheer sense of duty, have made up America's political elite. There are the well-known dynasties such as the Roosevelts and the Kennedys, and the names that live on only in history books, such as the Bayards (six generations of U.S. senators) and the Breckinridges (a vice president, two senators, and six representatives). Hess fills the pages of America's Political Dynasties with anecdotes and personality-filled stories of the families who have given the United States more than a fair share of its presidents, senators, governors, ambassadors, and cabinet members. This book also tells us the stories of the Bushes and what looks to be a political dynasty in waiting, the Clintons. Emblematic of America's growing diversity, Hess also examines how women, along with ethnic and racial minorities, have joined the ranks of dynastic political families
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Midwest
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Hess, Stephen
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306.850973
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Politicians
  • Politicians
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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America's political dynasties from Adams to Clinton, Stephen Hess, (ebook)
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txt
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1 online resource
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9780815727101
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11888107
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remote
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11888107
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Label
America's political dynasties from Adams to Clinton, Stephen Hess, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815727101
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11888107
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11888107
System control number
MWT11888107
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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