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Jesse Helms

Here's Where I Stand : A Memoir

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ISBN: 0375508848
Издательство: Random House
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 336
The highly-anticipated memoir by one of the giants of the U.S. Senate–a book as fascinating, frank, and full of fervor as the man himself. The first Republican elected to the Senate from North Carolina since Reconstruction, Jesse Helms was both a bane and a boon to Presidents for thirty years, championing such core conservative causes as low taxes, anticommunism, and school prayer, while working to become Chairman of the crucial Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a post he attained in 1995. Now he chronicles the inside story of his rise to power and all those who defended or fought him, from Nixon and Reagan to Kennedy and Clinton. Born a seventh-generation citizen of the small town of Monroe, Helms recalls his hardworking family and the inspiring image of his father, the six-foot-five-inch chief of the town’s fire and police departments. As a result of his career in journalism, Helms was introduced to both his beloved wife, Dot, and the conservative views...