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Raising Cain: The Life and Politics of Senator Harry P. Cain

4.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  3 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Decades ago, Harry Cain warned, "It is possible to become so safe that nobody can be free." Still the conflict rages on between individual freedom and national security. C. Mark Smith's "Raising Cain" profiles a complex and controversial public servant who remained true to one goal: supporting the rights of the individual.

Cain opposed the internment of Japanese American ci
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Paperback, 403 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Book Publishers Network (first published February 1st 2011)
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Andy Miller
Nov 24, 2012 Andy Miller rated it it was amazing
An excellent biography of Harry Cain who was elected to the United States Senate in 1946 and defeated for reelection by Henry Jackson in 1952. The author, Mark Smith, writes of Cain's whole life and shows that Cain was more complex and interesting than his reputation as a doctrinaire conservative who was ineffective in the Senate--though the book does support that conclusion of Cain's performance in the Senate.

Smith spends much time on Cain's early life and family which helps put his later life
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Adam
Jul 03, 2013 Adam rated it really liked it
Cain was an interesting character with a varied career: publicity hound mayor of Tacoma and defender of Japanese-American citizens, Army officer in World War II as a staffer to Clark, Eisenhower, and Ridgway, U.S. Senator, member of the Subversive Activities Control Board and critic of the Eisenhower administration's loyalty program, and later a civic leader and commissioner in Miami. With a strong contrarian streak, Cain stirred the pot wherever he went and strong libertarian bent (notwithstand ...more
Donald Powell
Nov 27, 2014 Donald Powell rated it it was amazing
A very well written biography. The author had a clear passion for the subject. The story flowed with consistency, coherence and with meaningful explanations of events. Harry Cain was a fascinating character. The book could have disclosed a bit more about his human story but did an adequate if delicate job. Great Tacoma, Washington State and US history for a recent era.
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A native of Tacoma, Washington, C. Mark Smith spent forty years managing economic development organizations at the local, state, and federal level. He is a Fellow Member and Honorary Life Member of the International Economic Development Council and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Washington Governor Gary Locke in 2004. Apart from his professional career, Smiths other interests have revo ...more
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