BEHIND THE BALLOTS: The Personal History of a Politician by James A. Farley

BEHIND THE BALLOTS: The Personal History of a Politician

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Amazingly outspoken and quite a revelation in its honesty, this autobiography of a politician in the glare of publicity answers many of the charges made against him since 1932, pleading guilty to some, disproving others. The introductory chapters deal with his childhood and upbringing. The account of the 1932 Convention is the high spot of the book. The whole gives the average voter a better picture of the mechanics of a political organization than hitherto afforded by a contemporary. Acknowledged as the master strategist of politics, Farley tells the people how he did it. Very pro-Roosevelt, naturally, and shows him through the eyes of a loyal, genial and forthright personality.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1938
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace