There is no need to summarize Michael Kazin's excellent biography of William Jennings Bryan again.
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.
Using numerous primary sources, the author does a good job of giving the reader a good view of how the common man viewed William Jennings Bryan.
Quite good and comprehensive, though I,am just a novice this field.Published 1 day 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 7 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 12 months ago by Jeremy A. Perron
William Jennings Bryan poses a problem for contemporary political observers: where does one place the man? Read morePublished 17 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 19 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 19 months ago by Schmerguls
Michael Kazin's book on William Jennings Bryan is an illuminating picture of one of the most significant figures in American political history. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Battleship
I first became interested in William Jennings Bryan in my AP U.S. History class back in 1978 at Dorman High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I wrote a paper for Ms. Read morePublished on December 25, 2010 by James
Michael Kazin's book truly captures William Jennings Bryan as never before. Bryan was a remarkable public speaker in the days before microphones and loudspeakers. Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by Martin J. Keenan