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A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan

by Kazin, Michael
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Retail Price: $30.00
Issue: Fall 2006
ISBN: 0375411356

One part preacher, one part politico, Williams Jennings Bryan gave hope to millions of Americans distraught over what they perceived to be the excesses of the Gilded Age. While Bryan is notorious for having been the only nominee to lose three presidential elections, his defense of the average citizen in the face of big business and the gold standard earned him the moniker The Great Commoner. Michl Kazin recounts the life of this highly-influential man who was, in his opinion, most responsible for infusing liberal ideals into the Democratic Party.

review of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan, by Kazin, Michael, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2006).