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Mavericks: The Lives and Battles of Montana's Political Legends

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The lives and careers of Montana's political giants, Joseph K. Toole, Ella Knowles, Joseph M. Dixon, Thomas Walsh, Jeannette Rankin, Burton K. Wheeler, James E. Murray, Mike Mansfield, and Lee Metcalf are inextricably interwoven with Montana political history. Their careers were launched and their values were hewn by a state rich with populism, progressivism, and activism. ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Montana Historical Society Press (first published January 1st 1997)
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Colleen Browne
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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If you are a Montanan, or are simply interested in the people featured in this book, I recommend this book. It is popular history, easy reading, and very interesting.
Greg Strandberg
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a great book that's written by former Montana State Auditor, John Morrison.

He give great biographies of the following Montana politicians:

Joseph Toole
Ella Knowles
Joseph Dixon
Thomas Walsh
Jeanette Rankin
Burton Wheeler
James Murray
Mike Mansfield
Lee Metcalf

Chances are good that you probably don't know a lot of those people. They were politicians in the 1910s through the 1970s. For the 1950s onward especially, we just don't know much about these people.

That's why this book is so good. It give
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After a long career as a foreign correspondent in Russia, Europe and Africa, John Morrison spent two years reporting at Westminster for Reuters and travelled to China, Japan and the United States. He is now an independent author, playwright and publisher.

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