The Resource The whole damn deal : Robert Strauss and the art of politics, Kathryn J. McGarr, (electronic resource)

The whole damn deal : Robert Strauss and the art of politics, Kathryn J. McGarr, (electronic resource)

Label
The whole damn deal : Robert Strauss and the art of politics
Title
The whole damn deal
Title remainder
Robert Strauss and the art of politics
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn J. McGarr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Robert S. Strauss was for many decades the quintessential Democratic power broker. Born to a poor Jewish family in West Texas, he founded the law firm that became Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, and-while forever changing the nature of the Washington law firm-worked as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, special trade representative, ambassador to the Soviet Union and then Russia, and an advisor to presidents. As former first lady Barbara Bush wrote of Strauss in her memoir: He is absolutely the most amazing politician. He is everybody's friend and, if he chooses, could sell you the paper off your own wall." But it isn't the positions Strauss held that make his story fascinating; it is what he represented about the culture of Washington in his day. He was a master of the art of knowing everyone who mattered and getting things done. Based on exclusive access to Strauss, The Whole Damn Deal brings to life a vanished epoch of working behind the scenes, political deal making, and successful bipartisanship in Washington"--
  • "Robert S. Strauss was for many decades, the quintessential political operator. He played a pivotal role in US politics for more than fifty years, serving as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, US Trade Representative, and US Ambassador to the USSR and later Russia. He has advised and represented many US presidents for both major political parties. Yet, we know very little of this man who has been so influential behind the scenes. This is the story of how Bobby Strauss, a poor, Jewish boy from West Texas, became Robert S. Strauss, a lawyer and politician of national and international renown. Strauss entered national politics when Beltway outsiders were planning their takeover of the Democratic Party in the aftermath of the divisive 1968 Chicago convention. After the 1972 nomination and subsequent defeat of George McGovern polarized the old and new factions of the Democratic Party, Strauss became chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He managed to create a coalition of old guard conservatives, minorities, youth, and representatives of both labor and big business that resembled the patchwork Democratic Party we still have to this day. Strauss excelled at balancing accommodation and persuasion. He was proud to be an insider and a politician, even when those were considered dirty words, because he enjoyed the negotiations that politics then entailed. His Texas charm and political savvy won over both sides of the aisle in Washington. This book will describe what went on in the smoke-filled rooms, and in the bathrooms of the hotel suites, "where the real decisions were made," as Strauss likes to say. It is a vivid portrait of a bygone era of civilized Washington politics, when Republicans and Democrats worked together without fear of criticism. "--
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Biography type
individual biography
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YDXCP
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McGarr, Kathryn J
Dewey number
  • 327.2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.S687
LC item number
M44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strauss, Robert S
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Diplomats
  • Politicians
  • Political consultants
  • HISTORY / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • Democratic Party (U.S.) -- Biography
  • Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century
  • Diplomats -- United States -- Biography
  • Politicians -- United States -- Biography
  • Strauss, Robert S
  • History
  • United States
Label
The whole damn deal : Robert Strauss and the art of politics, Kathryn J. McGarr, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8B444C7F-5D27-4DE9-AC19-9E01B9368C1B
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-414) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 -- HERE COMES THE GOVERNOR; CHAPTER 2 -- LITTLE BIG MAN ON CAMPUS; CHAPTER 3 -- AMBITIOUS YOUNG MEN; CHAPTER 4 -- A DOG THAT'LL HUNT; CHAPTER 5 -- A BUNCH OF GODDAMN FOOLS; CHAPTER 6 -- BATTLE-ROYAL; CHAPTER 7 -- MAKING LOVE TO A GORILLA; CHAPTER 8 -- DRY RUN; CHAPTER 9 -- HELL BENT ON VICTORY; CHAPTER 10 -- TRANSITION; CHAPTER 11 -- A BIG INTERNATIONAL POKER GAME; CHAPTER 12 -- CARTER'S MR. FIX-IT; CHAPTER 13 -- REVOLVING DOOR; CHAPTER 14 -- BOB STRAUSS BECOMES AN INSTITUTION; CHAPTER 15 -- THE LAST AMBASSADOR; EPILOGUE; Acknowledgments
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 433 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781586488789
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759037116
Label
The whole damn deal : Robert Strauss and the art of politics, Kathryn J. McGarr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8B444C7F-5D27-4DE9-AC19-9E01B9368C1B
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-414) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 -- HERE COMES THE GOVERNOR; CHAPTER 2 -- LITTLE BIG MAN ON CAMPUS; CHAPTER 3 -- AMBITIOUS YOUNG MEN; CHAPTER 4 -- A DOG THAT'LL HUNT; CHAPTER 5 -- A BUNCH OF GODDAMN FOOLS; CHAPTER 6 -- BATTLE-ROYAL; CHAPTER 7 -- MAKING LOVE TO A GORILLA; CHAPTER 8 -- DRY RUN; CHAPTER 9 -- HELL BENT ON VICTORY; CHAPTER 10 -- TRANSITION; CHAPTER 11 -- A BIG INTERNATIONAL POKER GAME; CHAPTER 12 -- CARTER'S MR. FIX-IT; CHAPTER 13 -- REVOLVING DOOR; CHAPTER 14 -- BOB STRAUSS BECOMES AN INSTITUTION; CHAPTER 15 -- THE LAST AMBASSADOR; EPILOGUE; Acknowledgments
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 433 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781586488789
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759037116

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