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This biography helps rehabilitate the William Jennings Bryan reputation crafted by Mencken and Darrow. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brad B.
William Jennings Bryan is a fascinating figure - he lost the race for the presidency three times. It was just a rare then for a Democrat to win from Nebraska as it is now. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Halma21
Uneven is the best way to describe this book. True, it told the story of WJB in detail and it was complete, objective, and well researched. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sean Claycamp
Quite good and comprehensive, though I,am just a novice this field.Published 15 months ago by Howard Cort
Several years a go, I directed a high school production of "Inherit the Wind." The WJB based character was played a Bible thumping, bigot, and a bit clownish at times. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jerry D. Young
William Jennings Bryan is a complicated figure in history. After reading this biography, I--much like the author--am still not sure how I feel about him. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Jeremy A. Perron
William Jennings Bryan poses a problem for contemporary political observers: where does one place the man? Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by Sagar Jethani
At a time when hot political issues were tarrif's and the gold standard for currency, when socialists, progressive republicans and populist democrats were the reformers battling... Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer