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Wallace: The Classic Portrait of Alabama Governor George Wallace Paperback – June 3, 1996
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Marshall Frady's Wallace is more than a political biography; it is a portrait in words. It crackles with the liveliness of Wallace on the Alabama campaign trail, capturing the feel of an era in which Southern politicians could still publicly refer to black Americans with a certain word without the slightest trace of self-consciousness. There are some remarkable passages within, including a conversation in which Governor Wallace tries to put Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy on the spot as to the potential deployment of federal troops to enforce the integration of the University of Alabama. Readers will also learn that, for all his racial demagoguery--of which he would repent late in life--Wallace was in many ways a rather liberal statesman, launching massive social programs, and in every way a canny politician despite appearances. --Ron Hogan
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While Frady does have a terrific Faulknerian writing style the biography and depiction of Wallace is no longer historically relevant. Read morePublished on April 17, 2012 by rvb
Frady's examination of Governor Wallace and his sad, incredible life is outstanding. Although southerners may wince at the reflection they see here, all Americans share credit or... Read morePublished on June 2, 2010 by Hoosierread
George was the greatest of great and the only person ever to help the people in Alabama while holding office. Read morePublished on June 30, 2009 by Amazon Customer