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Hubert Humphrey: A Biography Hardcover – June, 1984

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 572 pages
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 1st edition (June 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393018067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393018066
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,330,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Hubert Humphrey, who served in the US Senate for 24 years and dominated that body as few men ever have, has long been a greatly underrated figure by political biographers and historians. Far more than the Kennedy brothers or Lyndon Johnson, Humphrey was a crusader for liberal causes even when they were unpopular, and his leadership in the cause of civil rights puts virtually every other major politician of his era to shame. Yet today Humphrey is almost forgotten by most Americans, and other, less worthy men have gained the credit for the social and economic change that should have been his. Carl Solberg, in this solidly-researched, if somewhat pedestrian biography, shows why Humphrey came to be a rather tragic figure in the history of American liberalism. Born in 1911, Humphrey was raised in the tiny town of Doland (population, about 800) on the isolated South Dakota prairie. The dominant figure in his early life was his father, the town pharmacist and "token" Democrat, whom he adored. Humphrey's childhood was generally happy, but it came to an abrupt end when the Great Depression struck. Both of Doland's banks closed, and other businesses failed as the local farmers and townsfolk couldn't afford to pay their bills. Humphrey's father struggled to keep his drugstore open, and to pay the bills the family had to sell their handsome house and move into a much smaller one. In 1929 Humphrey's father left the dying town and moved to the larger, nearby town of Huron, where the local townspeople at first gave his family the cold shoulder and the already-established pharmacists tried to run him out of business.Read more ›
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 1997
Format: Hardcover
We know that Carl Solberg took this subject upon his own knowledge of this subject as a expert Time-Life staffer and Minnesota insider to undertake this project. It is a well written and well researched. There are not too many like this account. It fills in a dearth of Humphrey biographies
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 1997
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We know that Carl Solberg took this subject upon his own knowledge of this subject as a expert Time-Life staffer and Minnesota insider to undertake this project. It is a well written and well researched. There are not too many like this account. It fills in a dearth of Humphrey biographies
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 1998
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Solberg offers a well-researched and fair biography of one of America's greatest Senators this century and a former Vice President. From his pharmacy days till his death we get the full view of Humphrey's life. Maybe of more interest to history buffs than the average person, this is still well worth a read if you can track down a copy.
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