George Wallace by Stephan Lesher
American Populist

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The coauthor of Inside the Supreme Court presents a full-scale biography of the complex life and times of George Wallace, from rural poverty under Roosevelt to national prominence in the age of segregation. 30,000 first printing.
 

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Published January 1, 1994 by Perseus Books. 586 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Despite the title, this book is mainly an interpretive biography of former Alabama governor Wallace, with few revelations but more of a skeptical edge than Stephan Lesher's recent authorized bio, George Wallace: American Populist.

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In this substantial biography, written with Wallace's cooperation, Lesher's portrayal of the four-term Alabama governor as ``the dominant and most important issue maker of his time,'' shifting national campaign rhetoric to the right, is convincing, if overstated.

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