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A godly hero : the life of William Jennings Bryan, Michael Kazin

Label
A godly hero : the life of William Jennings Bryan
Title
A godly hero
Title remainder
the life of William Jennings Bryan
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kazin
Title variation
Life of William Jennings Bryan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Politician, evangelist, and reformer William Jennings Bryan was the most popular public speaker of his time. In this acclaimed biography- the first major reconsideration of Bryan's life in forty years- award-winning historian Michael Kazin illuminates his astonishing career and the richly diverse and volatile landscape of religion and politics in which he rose to fame. Kazin vividly re-creates Bryan's tremendous appeal, showing how he won a passionate following among both rural and urban Americans, who saw in him not only the practical vision of a reform politician but also the righteousness of a pastor. Bryan did more than anyone to transform the Democratic Party from a bulwark of laissez-faire to the citadel of liberalism we identify with Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1896, 1900, and 1908, Bryan was nominated for president, and though he fell short each time, his legacy- a subject of great debate after his death- remains monumental. This nuanced and brilliantly crafted portrait restores Bryan to an esteemed place in American history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IA6
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kazin, Michael
Dewey number
  • 973.91/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E664.B87
LC item number
K39 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryan, William Jennings
  • Politicians
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Populism
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Biographie
Label
A godly hero : the life of William Jennings Bryan, Michael Kazin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-366) and index
Contents
The romance of Jefferson and Jesus -- Education of a hero, 1860-1890 -- Speaker in the house, 1891-1894 -- In the armor of a righteous cause, 1895-1896 -- A republic, not an empire, 1897-1900 -- I have kept the faith, 1901-1904 -- Prophet on the road -- The ordeal of reform, 1906-1908 -- Conscience of the party, 1909-1912 -- Bryan's people -- Moralist at state, 1913-1915 -- Moralist in retreat, 1916-1919 -- Save the children, 1920-1925 -- The fate of a Christian liberal
Control code
ocn123233593
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xxi, 374 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385720564
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)123233593
Label
A godly hero : the life of William Jennings Bryan, Michael Kazin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-366) and index
Contents
The romance of Jefferson and Jesus -- Education of a hero, 1860-1890 -- Speaker in the house, 1891-1894 -- In the armor of a righteous cause, 1895-1896 -- A republic, not an empire, 1897-1900 -- I have kept the faith, 1901-1904 -- Prophet on the road -- The ordeal of reform, 1906-1908 -- Conscience of the party, 1909-1912 -- Bryan's people -- Moralist at state, 1913-1915 -- Moralist in retreat, 1916-1919 -- Save the children, 1920-1925 -- The fate of a Christian liberal
Control code
ocn123233593
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xxi, 374 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385720564
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)123233593

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