Kazin does an excellent job of presenting Bryan as more than a cartoon-like caricature.
In this book Michael Kazin has attempted to answer this question and at the same time he has gone a long way toward clearing the reputation of this great man.
The book, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan, was a good overall view of the great orator.
This biography helps rehabilitate the William Jennings Bryan reputation crafted by Mencken and Darrow. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Scott Rice
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 1 month ago by Halma
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 1 month ago by Sean Claycamp
Quite good and comprehensive, though I,am just a novice this field.Published 1 month 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 9 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 14 months ago by Jeremy A. Perron
William Jennings Bryan poses a problem for contemporary political observers: where does one place the man? Read morePublished 19 months ago 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 20 months ago by David
This is an excellent, fresh, perceptive biography of a n iconic political giant. I had read Koenig's biography on June 15, 1980, and Coletta's three volume biography in the summer... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Schmerguls