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The last great Senate: courage and statesmanship in times of crisis
Book 2655/Completed: 7/7/2012

Author:Shapiro, Ira S., 1947- in times of crisis / Ira Shapiro.
Edition:1st ed.
Published:New York : PublicAffairs, c2012.
Description:xxi, 475 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:JK1161.S53 2012
Dewey No.:328.73/07109047 23
ISBN:9781586489366 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781586489373 (e-book)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-443, 445-451) and index.
The grind -- The natural -- Great expectations, different agendas -- Hawk and Dove -- The appearance of impropriety -- The liberal filibuster -- A year of living dangerously -- The Panama Canal battle -- Venturing into the Middle East -- Business vs. labor -- Saving New York -- Closing days -- Before the storm -- After the Iranian Revolution -- Fighting the economic tide -- SALT II:death by a thousand cuts -- A tough political climate -- Battling over America's last frontier -- Fighting to survive -- The lame duck session.
Subjects:United States. Congress. Senate -- History -- 20th century.
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