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vii Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Common Ground in Small Towns 6 A Lifelong Love Affair with Vienna 6 A Growing Family Stays on the Move 14 A Hero’s Story 20 The Medal of Honor 29 Product of Landed Gentry 34 2. Southern Illinois Power Brokers 49 3. Groundwork for the Future 61 SIU: Growing Up in Stages 61 Horse Racing’s 1949 Jackpot 66 Cahokia Downs: A Political Blessing 70 4. Glory Years for Downstate 91 The Near-Miracle of SIU 92 Critical Links between Powell and Stratton 103 Paul Simon: A Puzzle for Dealers 109 Last Hurrah for Legislator Powell 114 viii Contents 5. Clyde Choate’s Leadership Legacy 117 Taking on the Income-Tax Challenge 117 The Unruly 1972 Convention 126 6. The Fight for Speaker—and Beyond 133 “Well, Clyde Is Clyde” 133 Choate and the Sinking Congressional Remap 145 Thanks from SIU: A Job as Lobbyist 148 7. Good Times in Small Places 150 Conclusions 156 Notes 161 Bibliography 185 Index 191 Gallery of illustrations beginning on page 85 ...

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ISBN
9780809334759
Related ISBN
9780809334742
MARC Record
OCLC
946887802
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2016-04-25
Language
English
Open Access
No
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