COME TO THE PARTY by Hugh Scott

COME TO THE PARTY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

While the author has often been accused of talking out of different sides of his mouth on different occasions, he here writes a book that consistently advances his position as a leader of the right-wing of the left-of-center moderate (but not radical) branch of the Republican Party. He diagnoses the right-left split that has destructively haunted the Party's fate since the 1940 plucky struggle by Wendell Willkie to push and pull his fellow Republicans into the modern era. He gives a by no means definitive account of what went on behind the GOP shrouds during the 1952 Taft-Eisenhower Convention fight, or Barry Goldwater's Convention runaway in 1964. But the book has a certain amount to say about the politics, personalities and power factors that have been on the scene, and as a twenty-five year veteran of the halls of both Houses, the Senator has written a reasonably informative chronicle which combines, history, analysis and some prognosis.

Pub Date: Feb. 7th, 1967
Publisher: Prentice-Hall