Michael C. Dorf and George Van Dusen - Clear It with Sid!: Sidney R. Yates and Fifty Years of Presidents, Pragmatism, and Public Service — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Sidney R. Yates (1909-2000) was a commanding figure in the U.S. House of Representatives for half a century. He served under ten presidents and, as chair of a House Appropriations Subcommittee, was instrumental in shaping national policy on the environment, Native American rights, human rights, Israel and anti-Semitism, and the arts and humanities. In their detailed biography, Dorf and Van Dusen, both of whom worked closely with Yates—Dorf as his special counsel and campaign chairman, and Van Dusen as overseer of Yates’s Ninth District operations—trace the statesman’s rise from his childhood as son of a blacksmith from Lithuania through his years as an increasingly skillful legislator. Drawing on wide access to Yates’s papers, friends, and family, they present a rich portrait of a tireless worker, bipartisan dealmaker, and devoted patriot.

 

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780252042447
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Published: University of Illinois Press - April 30th, 2019