Coupon
Daniel Patrick Moynihan : A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary
by Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Steven R. Weisman


Overview - When Daniel Patrick Moynihan died in 2003 the Economist described him as "a philosopher-politician-diplomat who two centuries earlier would not have been out of place among the Founding Fathers." Though Moynihan never wrote an autobiography, he was a gifted author and voluminous correspondent, and in this selection from his letters Steven Weisman has compiled a vivid portrait of Moynihan's life, in the senator's own words.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $21.99
Sorry: This item is not currently available.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 14 copies from $2.99
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About Daniel Patrick Moynihan by Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Steven R. Weisman
 
 
 
Overview
When Daniel Patrick Moynihan died in 2003 the Economist described him as "a philosopher-politician-diplomat who two centuries earlier would not have been out of place among the Founding Fathers." Though Moynihan never wrote an autobiography, he was a gifted author and voluminous correspondent, and in this selection from his letters Steven Weisman has compiled a vivid portrait of Moynihan's life, in the senator's own words.

Before his four terms as Senator from New York, Moynihan served in key positions under Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. His letters offer an extraordinary window into particular moments in history, from his feelings of loss at JFK's assassination, to his passionate pleas to Nixon not to make Vietnam a Nixon war, to his frustrations over healthcare and welfare reform during the Clinton era.

This book showcases the unbridled range of Moynihan's intellect and interests, his appreciation for his constituents, his renowned wit, and his warmth even for those with whom he profoundly disagreed. Its publication is a significant literary event.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781610392174
  • ISBN-10: 1610392175
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 705
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.8 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.15 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > Political
Books > Literary Collections > Letters
Books > Political Science > American Government - Legislative Branch

 
BAM Customer Reviews