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Description - Strom by Jack Bass

Thurmond was the Dixiecrat presidential candidate in 1948, originator of the 1956 Southern Manifesto against the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, holder of the record for a Senate filibuster for his opposition to the 1957 Civil Rights Bill. Yet as a young man he had secretly fathered a daughter with the familys black maid, and he quietly supported her through her enrollment at college and beyond. Bass and Thompson both covered Thurmond for years and broke the big stories. In Strom, they tell us a great deal about power and politics in our nation and races twisted roots in the 20th century South.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586483920
ISBN-10: 1586483927
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jack Bass

Jack Bass teaches at the College of Charleston. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and is the author or co-author of six nonfiction books, including The Transformation of Southern Politics, Taming the Storm, winner of the 1994 Robert Kennedy Book Award, and the 1998 biography, Ol'strom, on which he collaborated with Marilyn Walser Thompson.Marilyn Walser Thompson was an award-winning reporter in South Carolina, where she covered Thurmond in the late 1970s. She later served as assistant managing editor for investigations at the Washington Post and in 2004 became vice president and editor of Kentucky's Lexington Herald-Leader. Thompson is the author or co-author of three previous nonfiction books.

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