The Wizard of Washington

Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Birth of Public Opinion Polling

Author: M. Holli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137095474

Category: History

Page: 164

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Historians have tended to point to John F. Kennedy's 1960 bid for the presidency as the first time a candidate relied extensively on public opinion polls to drive a campaign. Polling has come to define American politics, and is perhaps most clearly embodied in Bill Clinton, the post poll-driven president in history. Melvin G. Holli dismisses this notion, however, and reveals that presidential reliance on public opinion polls dates back to the New Deal Era, when Franklin Roosevelt employed a first-generation Finnish-American named Emil Hurja to conduct polls for this 1932 and 1936 presidential campaigns. Holli shows us how Hurja convinced the Democratic National Committee to allow him to apply the new science of polling FDR's presidential campaign of 1932. Roosevelt's triumph at the polls in that year and again in 1936, as well as the spectacular 1934 Democratic mid-term congressional victory was legendary. Holli restores Hurja to his rightful place in American history and politics, showing us that the Washington press corps were right on target when they dubbed Hurja the 'Wizard of Washington'.

History of the Manufacture of Iron in All Ages

And Particularly in the United States from Colonial Time to 1891

Author: James Moore Swank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108026842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 580

View: 7056

James Moore Swank (1832-1914) was a US expert on iron and steel, and wrote widely about the industry. In 1873 he became secretary of the American Iron and Steel Association. This second edition (1892) of his influential book on iron manufacture was significantly expanded compared to the 1884 original, with 132 more pages, 15 extra chapters, and revisions throughout the text. Swank aimed to move away from the highly technical approach and European focus that had dominated previous works. Instead, he would emphasise names, dates, facts and results, and give special attention to the growth of the industry in the United States while providing an international context. He includes every country and US state that produced iron. The book is organised chronologically, and provides a fascinating account of the manufacture of iron from the ancient Egyptian period through early modern Britain to late nineteenth-century America.

Michigan's County Courthouses

Author: John Fedynsky

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472034936

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 3403

A guide to the lore and architecture of every county courthouse in the Great Lakes State

Iron Mining and Manufacturing in Iron County

A History

Author: Evan Y. Jones,York F Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780935615548


Page: 502

View: 8156

Utah's History is rich in iron beginning with the iron Mission is 1830 and as recent as the closure of Geneva Steel.

A History of Muhlenberg County (Kentucky)

Author: Otto Arthur Rothert

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 0788404547

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 7223

This book tracks the history of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, from its first white settlers in the late 18th century up through the first years of the 20th century. There are also biographical sketches of Muhlenberg men who fought in the War of 1812 or the

I Love You Truly

Author: Max Morath

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595530176

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4294

In her 1927 autobiography Carrie Jacobs-Bond wrote: "The only thing that seems to me at all remarkable about my life is that I was nearly thirty-two years old before I even thought of having a career." After years of research I have concluded, on the contrary, that everything about her life was remarkable. A divorcee, then a widow, she was nearly forty years old before her music lifted her out of poverty. She went on to make a fortune as her own publisher, becoming an international celebrity, world traveler, friend of the rich and famous, sometime vaudeville star, and a charitable woman who gave away most of her money before she died. The woman's life needs to be revisited. Her own book was long on anecdotes and platitudes but short on times and places, and on the secrets of her heart. I have filled in some of the blank pages in her life's story by creating this new autobiography. Names and places and dates within reach of my research are faithfully employed. The rest is an affectionate and studied re-telling of her life, knit together by a man who never met Carrie Jacobs-Bond but has been under her spell ever since he sang "I Love You Truly" in 7th grade Boys' Glee Club. MAX MORATH EDITOR: USE THIS QUOTE BOTTOM BACK PAGE: Morath brings to everything he touches a keen intelligence and encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect, musical and otherwise, of late 19th and early 20th century Americana. New York Post

By the Skin of His Teeth: The Story of Thomas Durham: Pioneer, Musician

Author: Paul Denis Durham


ISBN: 0615357628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

View: 1525

The story of a Mormon pioneer who triumphed over hardship, came to a new land, established a settlement in a new territory, became a renowned musician and teacher, local businessman, and church leader. Includes a sketch of his life written by his son, Alfred M. Durham and Thomas Durham's personal journal covering the years 1854 to 1871.

Michigan Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places

Author: Jim Dufresne,Jackie Sheckler Finch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493001728

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 7613

Michigan Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Michigan Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Michigan that other guidebooks just don't offer.