Warren G. Magnuson and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century America

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byShelby Scates

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Warren G. Magnuson served as U.S. senator from the state of Washington for six terms. The sheer sweep of his accomplishments is astonishing: authoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act, protecting Puget Sound, saving Boeing for Seattle, championing consumer protection legislation, reorganizing the railroads, and godfathering the electrification of the Pacific Northwest by pressing for Columbia and Snake River dams. He pushed for federal aid to education, kept Pentagon budgets down, and established the National Institutes of Health while arguing throughout the McCarthy era against U.S. isolation from China. He was also a whiskey-and-poker companion to Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson.

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Warren G. Magnuson served as U.S. senator from the state of Washington for six terms. The sheer sweep of his accomplishments is astonishing: authoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act, protecting Puget Sound, saving Boeing for Seattle, championing consumer protection legislation, reorganizing the railroads, and godfathering the electrificatio...

Shelby Scates was a prize-winning journalist and columnist for International News Service, United Press International, the Associated Press, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He is the author of War and Politics by Other Means: A Journalist's Memoir.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:403 pages, 8.96 × 6 × 0.96 inPublished:August 13, 2015Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceSeattle, May 24, 1989Fargo/MoorheadSeattle, 1925Mr. SmoothDepressionYoung Man in a HurryNew Deal, New World, the "Soviet of Washington"Mr. Magnuson Goes to Washington"Ensign" MagnusonAdonis from CongressHorses, Flaxseed, and Dutiful SonCommander MagnusonWar, Politics, and McGoozleSenator MagnusonThe "Pol's Pol," the Playboy's PlayboyCold War, Monkey BusinessMaggie, Scoop, and OverdraftsThe Sinner and the SaintAmerican Prime TimeCamelot and ComebackTriumph, Cuba, and TroubleBumblebeesCivil Rights: The Whole Load of Hay Falls on MaggieThe SixtiesRevival"Scoop and Maggie"The Prime of Public InterestThe Great DictatorA Time to GoComing Home: The Green LightNotesIndex