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Terry Sanford 19171998 was one of the most important public figures of the postwar South First as North Carolinas governor and later as president of Duke University, he demonstrated a dynamic style of progressive leadership marked by compassion and creativity This book tells the story of Sanfords beginnings, his political aspirations, his experiences in office, and, of course, his numerous accomplishments in the context of a period of revolutionary change in the South.After defeating a segregationist campaign in 1960 to win the governorship, Sanford used his years in office to boost public education and advance race relations A decade later, at the height of tumult on American campuses, Sanford assumed the presidency of Duke University and led it to its position as one of the top universities in the nation During his than fifty years as a public servant he was associated with presidents John F Kennedy, Lyndon B Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter Sanford was a presidential candidate himself in 1972 and 1976, and he won election to the United States Senate in 1986 where his international commission produced an economic recovery plan for Central America As one of the last New Deal Democrats in the Senate, he remained passionate about the opportunity for leaders to use government to improve peoples lives.Terry Sandord draws on Sanfords considerable private and public archive as well as on the recollections of Sanford himself and his family, colleagues, and friends This biography offers a unique perspective on North Carolina life, politics, political personalities, and the shifting public allegiances of the second half of the twentieth century that transformed life both in North Carolina and throughout the American South....

Title : Terry Sanford: Politics, Progress, and Outrageous Ambitions
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ISBN : 0822323567
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Duke University Press Books September 15, 1999
Number of Pages : 608 pages
File Size : 992 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Terry Sanford: Politics, Progress, and Outrageous Ambitions Reviews

  • Penny
    2019-04-13 07:39

    A well told story of a great man. Rich detail, including his errors as well as his successes. We need him now.

  • Aging Hipstorian
    2019-03-28 09:23

    Outrageous Ambition" by Howard E. Covington, Jr., and Marion A. Ellis is the biography of Terry Sanford. Sanford was a North Carolina politician, child of the depression, President of Duke University, Governor, Senator and failed Presidential Candidate. The book chronicles his life and times. It assesses the impact he had on the state and visa versa.

  • None
    2019-04-02 08:39

    Anyone who lives in North Carolina will learn much about the state's recent political history in this book. And anyone who is interested in progressive politics should read it too. Terry Sanford's forward-thinking approach to government is an inspiration, particularly in the areas of race and education.

  • William B. Arledge
    2019-04-05 13:15

    Every Tarheel, or any non-Tarheel who has an interest in one of the most important political figures in the South, Terry Sanford, should read this book. Senator in the NC General Assembly, Governor, President of Duke University, and US Senator, this book covers it all. It provides an interesting look at Southern politics, and how our past still effects us to this day. There should be a "Six Degrees of Terry Sanford" game, as he can be linked to practically anybody in the field of NC or National politics. Kerr Scott, Lauch Faircloth, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, The George Bushes, Al Gore, Jesse Helms, Jesse Jackson, Richard Nixon, Elizabeth Dole & Erskine Bowles (both front runners from their respective parties in the 2002 Senate race) and the list goes on. Terry Sanford witnessed great movements in history. The race issue in the South, a political atmospheric change, the wheeling and dealing of politicians. Throughout he kept his values and goals, which helped him become a symbol of Progressive policies, and helped place Duke University into national prominence. This should be required reading!