By James K. Libbey

ISBN-10: 0813167132

ISBN-13: 9780813167138

Born to terrible tenant farmers in a log cabin in Graves County, Kentucky, Alben Barkley (1877--1956) rose to accomplish a countrywide political stature equaled via few of his contemporaries. His memorable public profession ranged from the revolutionary period to the early years of the chilly warfare, and he witnessed or stimulated some of the key occasions of the 20th century. finally elected vice chairman of the U.S. at the price ticket with Harry S. Truman in 1949, Barkley possessed a candid demeanor and social abilities that helped him turn into probably the most well known politicians of his day.

In Alben Barkley: A existence in Politics, James ok. Libbey bargains the 1st full-length biography of this larger-than-life character, following Barkley in his transition from neighborhood baby-kisser to congressman, then senator, senate majority chief, vice chairman, and senator once more. a devoted Democrat, Barkley used to be instrumental in guiding Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal courses via Congress. He later took on a key function in dealing with household coverage because the president turned a growing number of immersed in international battle II.

Libbey additionally unearths Barkley's human part, from his super humble beginnings to his dramatic and chilling ultimate speech at Washington and Lee collage in 1956, whilst he acknowledged, "I might otherwise be a servant in the home of the Lord than to take a seat within the seats of the mighty," offering the mythical quote moments prior to succumbing to an enormous center assault. an important contribution to American historical past, this definitive biography deals a protracted past due examine the "Iron guy" of politics.

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