HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Jews in American Politics: Introduction by…
Loading...

Jews in American Politics: Introduction by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (edition 2001)

by Sandy L. Maisal (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
351704,020 (4.5)1
Joseph Lieberman's Vice Presidential nomination and Presidential candidacy are neither the first nor last words on signal Jewish achievements in American politics. Jews have played an important role in American government since the early 1800s at least, and in view of the 2004 election, there is no political office outside the reach of Jewish American citizens. For the first time, Jews in American Politics: Essays brings together a complete picture of the past, present, and future of Jewish political participation. Perfect for students and scholars alike, this monumental work includes thoughtful and original chapters by leading journalists, scholars, and practitioners. Topics range from Jewish leadership and identity; to Jews in Congress, on the Supreme Court, and in presidential administrations; and on to Jewish influence in the media, the lobbies, and in other arenas in which American government operates powerfully, if informally. In addition to the thematically unified essays, Jews in American Politics: Essays concludes with an invaluable roster of Jews in key governmental positions from Ambassadorships and Cabinet posts to federal judges, state governors, and mayors of major cities. Both analytical and anecdotal, the essays in Jews in American Politics offer deep insight into serious questions about the dilemmas that Jews in public service face, as well as humorous sidelights and authoritative reference materials never before collected in one source. The story of the rich tradition of Jewish participation in American political life provides an indispensable resource for any serious follower of American politics, especially in election year 2004.… (more)
Member:BardofBaltimore
Title:Jews in American Politics: Introduction by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman
Authors:Sandy L. Maisal (Author)
Info:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2001), Edition: First Edition, 512 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:None

Work Information

Jews in American Politics by L. Sandy Maisel (Editor)

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

3734. Jews in American Politics Editors: L. Sandy Maisel & Ira N. Forman (read 20 Apr 2003) I know, this is a reference book, but it was of such interest I read it cover to cover. There are 14 essays on Jews in American political life, and about 400 short biographies of Jews in American politics. I was struck that not till 1916 was a Jew named a Federal judge, when Brandeis was put on the Supreme Court, and not till FDR's time was a Jew appointed to a lesser Federal court. There have been 17 Jewish governors, but only one in New York and none in California, and 27 Jewish senators, with ten presently serving. The essays discussing politics and Jews were interesting though I cannot say they told me much startling to a political observer. ( )
  Schmerguls | Nov 15, 2007 |
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (18 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Maisel, L. SandyEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Forman, Ira N.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lieberman, Joseph I.Introductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC
Joseph Lieberman's Vice Presidential nomination and Presidential candidacy are neither the first nor last words on signal Jewish achievements in American politics. Jews have played an important role in American government since the early 1800s at least, and in view of the 2004 election, there is no political office outside the reach of Jewish American citizens. For the first time, Jews in American Politics: Essays brings together a complete picture of the past, present, and future of Jewish political participation. Perfect for students and scholars alike, this monumental work includes thoughtful and original chapters by leading journalists, scholars, and practitioners. Topics range from Jewish leadership and identity; to Jews in Congress, on the Supreme Court, and in presidential administrations; and on to Jewish influence in the media, the lobbies, and in other arenas in which American government operates powerfully, if informally. In addition to the thematically unified essays, Jews in American Politics: Essays concludes with an invaluable roster of Jews in key governmental positions from Ambassadorships and Cabinet posts to federal judges, state governors, and mayors of major cities. Both analytical and anecdotal, the essays in Jews in American Politics offer deep insight into serious questions about the dilemmas that Jews in public service face, as well as humorous sidelights and authoritative reference materials never before collected in one source. The story of the rich tradition of Jewish participation in American political life provides an indispensable resource for any serious follower of American politics, especially in election year 2004.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Current Discussions

None

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4.5)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 1
4.5
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 206,982,565 books! | Top bar: Always visible