The book, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan, was a good overall view of the great orator.
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.
It is here, on the great American altar of race relations that Kazin's resurrection of Bryan becomes a bit problematic.
This biography helps rehabilitate the William Jennings Bryan reputation crafted by Mencken and Darrow. Read morePublished 4 months 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 5 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 5 months ago by Sean Claycamp
Quite good and comprehensive, though I,am just a novice this field.Published 6 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 13 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 19 months ago by Jeremy A. Perron
William Jennings Bryan poses a problem for contemporary political observers: where does one place the man? Read morePublished 23 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 on February 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer