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Madam Chairman: Mary Louise Smith and the Republican Revival after Watergate

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For much of her career Mary Louise Smith stood alone as a woman in a world of politics run by men. After devoting over two decades of her life to politics, she eventually became the first, and only, woman chairman of the Republican National Committee. Suzanne O’Dea examines Smith’s rise and fall within the party and analyzes her strategies for gaining the support of ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published October 26th 2012 by University of Missouri (first published October 15th 2012)
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Marvin
Dec 10, 2012 Marvin rated it it was ok
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This is a competent biography of an influential Iowan. Unfortunately, Smith was not really very interested in policy issues; she was simply committed to the cause of electing Republicans to office for the broadest, only vaguely defined, reasons, which makes much of this a history of bureaucratic maneuvering. That that is not always all that interesting is not the fault of the author. Smith was, however, also dedicated to women's rights and the prospect of securing access to power in politics for ...more
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