Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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Prologue

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pp. 1-7

At the traditional Capitol Hill luncheon following his swearing in on January 20, 2009, President Barack Obama was approached by eleven-term Georgia congressman John Lewis...

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1. The Education of Joe Rauh: Race

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pp. 8-17

Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal may have been, as Peter Irons once wrote, “a lawyer’s deal,” but it was also “an outsider’s deal” that extended recognition and power to many Americans...

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2. The Education of Joe Rauh: Law and Politics

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pp. 18-27

As patriarch of the Rauh household, Joseph Sr. voted the straight Republican Party ticket in national, state, and local elections. He marched for William McKinley against William Jennings...

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3. New Dealer

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pp. 28-42

George Peek, the crusty first chief of the New Deal’s Agricultural Adjustment Administration, called them “a plague of young lawyers . . . young men with their hair ablaze,” who descended...

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4. “Young Whippersnapper”

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pp. 43-56

Cardozo’s slow, painful death in 1937–38 mirrored the fate of the New Deal and Roosevelt’s wounded presidency. Except for a few procedural reforms, the Senate killed FDR’s judicial...

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5. Joe, Prich, and Phil

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pp. 57-66

Joe Rauh, twenty-nine in 1940, married with a young son, was the old man of the trio. Edward Prichard Jr., five years younger, tipped the scales at a hefty 250 pounds. A native of Kentucky...

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6. New Dealer at War

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pp. 67-77

On Sunday afternoon, December 7, 1941, Joe Rauh and Phil Graham stood on the corner of Virginia Avenue and Twenty-second Street waiting for a traffic light to change...

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7. Liberal Anticommunist

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pp. 78-89

Lt. Colonel Joe Rauh came home from the Pacific War with a chest full of medals, but without a clear plan for his future. His uncertainty mirrored America’s transition from war to peace...

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8. Sympathetic Associations

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pp. 90-106

James Kutcher lost both legs at San Pietro, Italy, fighting for his country. After the war, he earned $42 a week as a clerk in the Newark of‹ce of the Veterans Administration...

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9. Naming Names

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pp. 107-120

Lillian Hellman refused to talk about other people’s politics or activities. But the thought of going to jail terri‹ed her. Dashiell Hammett, her longtime companion and lover, had barely...

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10. Reuther and Randolph

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pp. 121-132

Walter Reuther’s enemies branded him “the most dangerous man in Detroit” and “a more dangerous menace than Sputnik or anything Soviet Russia might do to America...

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11. HHH, JFK, and LBJ

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pp. 133-146

Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, each an heir to the political house FDR built, played critical roles in Rauh’s efforts to redefine the shape...

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12. A Liberal in Camelot

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pp. 147-158

In the summer of Kennedy’s nomination, William Grif‹n and four friends walked boldly onto the grounds of the Glen Echo Amusement Park in Montgomery County, Maryland...

Illustrations

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13. Freedom’s Party

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pp. 159-174

Like two wary boxers, they had circled each other for years, often landing sharp verbal blows. Lyndon Johnson regarded Joe Rauh as a shrill, dogmatic critic of everything...

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14. Vietnam and the Liberal Crisis

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pp. 175-184

Rauh knew Lyndon Johnson would win and win big, but he also feared that his victory might prove to be a curse, not a blessing. On the eve of the Democrats’ greatest electoral sweep...

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15. 1968

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pp. 185-194

They were an odd couple in American politics, despite shared revulsion against the Vietnam War, distrust of Lyndon Johnson, and a desire to channel the growing antiwar fury...

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16. Jock and the Miners

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pp. 195-210

Shortly before his Salt Lake City speech on Vietnam in September 1968, Vice President Humphrey appeared at the forty-fifth annual convention of the United Mine Workers...

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17. Union Democracy

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pp. 211-223

In twenty years of practice he had become accustomed to phone calls from strangers and unannounced visitors to his office, most of whom brought him tales of legal woe...

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18. Cardozo’s Seat

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pp. 224-238

William Cushing, nominated by George Washington, first held the seat in 1789. Joseph Story occupied it on John Marshall’s Court. Benjamin Curtis, who dissented...

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19. Saving the Court

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pp. 239-252

Judge Robert Bork probably saved Joe Rauh’s life. President Reagan’s nomination of the former Yale law professor to the Supreme Court in the summer of 1987 rekindled Rauh’s spirit...

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20. The Liberal in Conservative Times

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pp. 253-266

Rauh had been there before. He had been a liberal in other conservative times. McCarthy once terrorized the Senate. Fred Vinson had led the Supreme Court. Southern racists...

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21. Closing Argument

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pp. 267-278

By 1992 he could not display them all—the plaques, the parchment scrolls, the medallions—tributes to the man some called “the personal embodiment of American liberalism,” or “the liberals...

Notes

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pp. 279-310

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 311-316

Index

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pp. 317-329