xvii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The volatile last decades of the 19th century are captured through the career of reform Speaker of the House Thomas Reed.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Ch. 1. Oh happy portlanders Ch. 2. Acting assistant Paymaster Reed Ch. 3. The atrocious crime of being a young man Ch. 4. With a flap of the "bloody shirt" Ch. 5. Make it out of paper Ch. 6. The freshman makes his mark Ch. 7. Before God and my country Ch. 8. Battling heresies Ch. 9. Maine's disgrace Ch. 10. For want of a Quorum Ch.11. Progress stops in Washington Ch. 12. Votes for women Ch. 13 Momumental liar from the state of Maine Ch. 14. Champion of protection Ch. 15. Great plains land bubble Ch. 17. I hope my enemies are satisfied Ch. 18. For the gold standard Ch.. 19. God Almighty hates a quitter Ch. 20. Empire can wait Coda: Roosevelt comes to Portland.