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The life of Doris Haddock, known to millions as “Granny D,” from her young adulthood in Boston during the Great Depression to her last decade as a galvanizing figure of populist politics With her walk across America at the age of 90, New Hampshire native Doris Haddock entered the national consciousness as “Granny D,” a candid and feisty champion of commonsense populist politics. Four years later she ran for the U.S. Senate against the usual entrenched big-party interests—and lost. In the meantime, she became a cause célèbre, and an example of the kind of politics that puts people first. Granny D’s American Century is the story of Doris Haddock both before and after these events: as a young woman whose bedrock New England values were tested during the Great Depression, and as a no-nonsense nonagenarian putting those values to work in the causes of voters’ rights, women’s rights, and campaign finance reform. Written in a clear, unsparing prose, Granny D’s American Century is a warm reflection on a life well lived, and a clear and spirited call for virtue in American civic life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Book 1
  2. p. 1
  1. 1 | Full Measure
  2. pp. 3-5
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  1. 2 | Steaming into Life - 1928
  2. pp. 6-10
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  1. 3 | The Birthplace of Liberty, Including My Own
  2. pp. 11-21
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  1. 4 | Castles and Princes
  2. pp. 22-30
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  1. 5 | At Sea
  2. pp. 31-48
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  1. 6 | Bubbles Burst
  2. pp. 49-53
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  1. 7 | Jim’s Girl
  2. pp. 54-60
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  1. 8 | The Bohemians
  2. pp. 61-74
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  1. 9 | Surviving by Our Wits
  2. pp. 75-86
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  1. 10 | The Main Course of Life
  2. pp. 87-97
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  1. 11 | Back to Harvard
  2. pp. 98-102
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  1. Book 2
  2. p. 103
  1. 12 | On the Road Again
  2. pp. 105-108
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  1. 13 | Alligators, Mermaids, Etcetera
  2. pp. 109-122
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  1. 14 | Wake Up and Live
  2. pp. 123-139
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  1. 15 | From the Very Balcony
  2. pp. 140-144
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  1. 16 | Finding Life Everywhere
  2. pp. 145-152
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  1. 17 | The Wind Shifts
  2. pp. 153-158
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  1. 18 | Shared Courage
  2. pp. 159-163
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  1. 19 | A Campaign from Our Town
  2. pp. 164-169
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  1. 20 | Lessons from My Century
  2. pp. 170-174
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  1. Last Delivered Speech
  2. p. 175
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  1. Last Undelivered Speech
  2. pp. 177-182
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  1. Closing Note to the Reader
  2. p. 183
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781611682359
Print ISBN
9781611682342
MARC Record
OCLC
793207114
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
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