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Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 1976-2006 Hardcover – November 11, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1578069071 ISBN-10: 1578069076 Edition: 1ST

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 403 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi (Trd); 1ST edition (November 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578069076
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578069071
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nash and Taggart's book is a welcome addition to the scholarship on Mississippi history and political science. ... a highly readable book that should be required reading for any class on Mississippi history or politics. --The Journal of Southern History

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This inside account of a seismic shift in political control

--- Tells the story of a tremendous shift in political power and control from what was a Democratic stronghold in 1976, to a very Republican state in 2006

--- Introduces authors that are both active participants in the political history they describe, albeit from opposite parties, Nash is a Democrat, Taggart a Republican

--- Unifies the authors' personal experiences with over 140 authoritative interviews

--- Condenses a staggering number of obscure sources on a popular subject into a single, reader-friendly work


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. G. Mcinnis on May 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Nash and Taggart are two insiders from opposing sides, and so it follows that their story of Mississippi politics records the men, mostly, who fought one another for the benefits of power in the state of magnolia, and also that they do it without creating one dimensional characters. Here is the clash of races and of regions and the clanging of gavels and of gaming houses.

Looking at the state through a left and a right lens Nash and Taggart tell a story too about local power structures broken and dissolved and reconstituted amid the larger national movements.

In the lives and deaths of some of the actors this binocular vision reveals an unexpected pathos - in the stories of Jon Hinson and Aaron Henry and, of all people, James Eastland.

For my money, having lived here through those same 30 years, there were plenty of pure scoundrels, so I acknowledge and recommend their superior version.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Quincy Adams on April 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The authors have exhaustively mined existing non-book sources (oral histories, theses and dissertations, inter alia) as well as conducted their own interviews to present, in very readable form, this 30 year report of Mississippi politics. I highly recommend it.

John Quincy Adams

Emeritus Professor of Political Science

Millsaps College

Jackson, Mississippi
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GMF on July 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book ends up being a big bore - may have been saved by better editing, but as written, it comes across as a scattered and somewhat lame retelling of an uninteresting period of southern political history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James on July 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Fasinating stuff. During some of the time covered in this book, I was a Mississippi lawyer, and I gotta say that this is a well researched piece of work. And it is reader friendly too. A helluva of job. A+ in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Aldy on June 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Fabulous and balanced walk through the political scenery of Mississippi. Nash and Taggart should give lessons to current politicos on how to have different perspectives and still get something done!
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