Richard B. Russell, a Southern Democrat, was arguably the most influential senator for much of the 1950s and 1960s. In this engaging new book, Jeff Woods reconsiders Russell's role as foreign policy maker during the Cold War. Making use of recently released presidential tape recordings and Soviet archival material, Woods offers new evidence and insights into this southern senator's influential career.
Jeff Woods is associate professor of history at Arkansas Tech University. He is the author of Black Struggle, Red Scare: Segregation and Anticommunism in the South, 1948-1968.
Introduction Chapter 1: Region, Nation, World Chapter 2: Central Paradox Chapter 3: Power and Responsibility Chapter 4: Two Worlds Chapter 5: Dove's Lost Cause Chapter 6: Hawk's Lost Cause Conclusion Bibliographic Essay