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The Resource Buncombe Bob: : the life and times of Robert Rice Reynolds, Julian M. Pleasants

Buncombe Bob: : the life and times of Robert Rice Reynolds, Julian M. Pleasants

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Buncombe Bob: : the life and times of Robert Rice Reynolds
Title
Buncombe Bob:
Title remainder
the life and times of Robert Rice Reynolds
Statement of responsibility
Julian M. Pleasants
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Rice Reynolds (1884-1963), U.S. senator from North Carolina from 1933 to 1945, was one of the most eccentric politicians in American history. His travels, his five marriages, his public faux pas, and his flamboyant campaigns provided years of amusement for his constituents. This political biography rescues Reynolds from his cartoon-character reputation, however, by explaining his political appeal and highlighting his genuine contributions without overlooking his flaws.Julian Pleasants argues that Reynolds must be understood in the context of Depression-era North Carolina. He capitalized on the discontent of the poverty-stricken lower class by campaigning in tattered clothes while driving a ramshackle Model T--a sharp contrast to his wealthy, chauffeur-driven opponent, incumbent senator Cam Morrison. In office, Reynolds supported Roosevelt's New Deal. Although he was not pro-Nazi, his isolationist stance and his association with virulent right-wingers enraged his constituents and ultimately led to his withdrawal from politics.Pleasants reveals Reynolds to be a showman of the first order, a skilled practitioner of class politics, and a unique southern politician--the only one who favored the New Deal while advocating isolationist views
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Pleasants, Julian M
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The James Sprunt studies in history and political science
Series volume
v. 63
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  • Reynolds, Robert Rice
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • North Carolina
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adult
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Buncombe Bob: : the life and times of Robert Rice Reynolds, Julian M. Pleasants
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11711260
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780807861073
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT11711260
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remote
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11711260
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Buncombe Bob: : the life and times of Robert Rice Reynolds, Julian M. Pleasants
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11711260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807861073
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11711260
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711260
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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