Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 13

For my blog post today about Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll highlight something that Stephen Ambrose says on page 378, about television. “A major difference between Nixon’s generation and the baby boomers was television…The baby boomers spent more time … Continue reading

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Thomas the Public Speaker

On page 447 of Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, which is a biography of six-time Socialist candidate for President Norman Thomas, W.A. Swanberg quotes New Republic editor Bruce Bliven’s assessment in 1963 of Norman Thomas’ public speaking abilities: “He has … Continue reading

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