The Resource Coup : the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal, by Keel Hunt

Coup : the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal, by Keel Hunt

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Coup : the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal
Title
Coup
Title remainder
the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal
Statement of responsibility
by Keel Hunt
Title variation
Day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal
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Language
eng
Summary
"Coup is the behind-the-scenes story of a day that was not supposed to happen in America - the abrupt transition from one Governor to the next - that did happen in Tennessee in January 1979. It was unprecedented in American history, made national headlines, and stunned the political power structure in the home state of Andrew Jackson, Estes Kefauver, Howard Baker, and Al Gore. The sudden transfer of power that surprised the sitting Governor, Ray Blanton, was deemed necessary because of what one F.B.I. agent called "the state's most heinous political crime in half a century" - a scheme of selling pardons for cash. Senior Democratic leaders who were friends of the sitting governor, together with the Republican governor-elect (now U.S. Senator from Tennessee), agreed to oust Blanton from office before another night fell. It was a maneuver unique in American history. Coup is the true story of how that fateful day and evening unfolded, how the unprecedented decision was made, who made it, and the myriad paths they individually had traveled to be in their positions of power. The Expanded edition includes a newly unearthed first-person account of the coup by Senator Lamar Alexander himself, written only five years after the events occurred."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Hunt, Keel
Dewey number
976.8/053
Index
index present
LC call number
F440
LC item number
.H86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
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Alexander, Lamar
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  • Tennessee
  • Political corruption
  • Blanton, Ray
  • Alexander, Lamar
  • Alexander, Lamar
  • Blanton, Ray
  • Political corruption
  • Politics and government
  • Tennessee
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Coup : the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal, by Keel Hunt
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stranger -- The sharecropper's son and Nixon's choirboy -- The red-and-black plaid shirt -- The murders -- The madness -- A man of great promise -- The dominion of the Editor-in-Chief -- The Attorney General and the rule of law -- Illustration gallery -- The new list and the ticking clock -- The turmoil -- The call -- The rise of the speaker -- The cosmos of the Lieutenant Governor -- The dance -- The decision -- Illustration gallery -- The yellow-dog Chief Justice -- The arrival -- The oath -- The scramble -- The long night -- The white morning -- Epilogue: what became of them -- Timeline -- Postscript: A note on sources -- Sources: The interviews -- Lost manuscript found: My view of the coup from the eye of the storm / by Lamar Alexander
Edition
Expanded edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780826521842
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017033922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993877758
  • (YBP)ybp13633663
Label
Coup : the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal, by Keel Hunt
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stranger -- The sharecropper's son and Nixon's choirboy -- The red-and-black plaid shirt -- The murders -- The madness -- A man of great promise -- The dominion of the Editor-in-Chief -- The Attorney General and the rule of law -- Illustration gallery -- The new list and the ticking clock -- The turmoil -- The call -- The rise of the speaker -- The cosmos of the Lieutenant Governor -- The dance -- The decision -- Illustration gallery -- The yellow-dog Chief Justice -- The arrival -- The oath -- The scramble -- The long night -- The white morning -- Epilogue: what became of them -- Timeline -- Postscript: A note on sources -- Sources: The interviews -- Lost manuscript found: My view of the coup from the eye of the storm / by Lamar Alexander
Edition
Expanded edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780826521842
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017033922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993877758
  • (YBP)ybp13633663

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