CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSMAN by Jerry Voorhis

CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Discreet, idealistic memoirs of 10 years in Congress- 1936-46- the political credo of a conscientious, dedicated liberal, Jerry Voorhis, Congressman for California's 12th District. The man as a fighter, hard worker and a humanitarian comes to the fore, but for the most part this book is concerned with Congress, and then the Congressman and his times. He reports here his crusades for the minimum wage, school lunch program, Social Security Act, monetary reform, and his fight against monopolies. He reviews, wit calm consideration, the New Deal, the progress of labor, his own work on the Agricultural Committee and as dissident member of the Dies Committee. And in a more theoretical vein he deals with international politics, atomic energy, the Baruch Plan, and especially the duties and functions of Congress. Sane and sound record of a man's opinions and acts, of somewhat limited interest outside his district.

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1947
Publisher: Doubleday