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Title Congress and the great issues, 1945-1995 / Ronald D. Elving, editor.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1996.

Subject United States. Congress -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Elving, Ronald D.
Description xiii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents A changing Congress in a turbulent world -- The death of a president / Robert W. Merry -- Republican takeover of Congress / Ronald D. Elving -- Truman and the policy of containment / Mark Willen -- The "do-nothing" Congress / Rhodes Cook -- McCarthy and the climate of fear / Ronald D. Elving -- The last stand of Robert Taft / Robert W. Merry -- McCarthyism's self-destruction / Robert W. Merry -- Voters punish Ike's allies in Congress / Rhodes Cook -- Smith and Rayburn : power struggle / Ronald D. Elving -- Crossing the line in the dust / Alan Greenblatt -- The Gulf of Tonkin incident / Phil Duncan -- Fulfilling the great society / Stephen Gettinger -- Vietnam and the voices of dissent / Ronald D. Elving -- Collision over the Supreme Court / Rhodes Cook -- "Senator Sam" and the president's men / Allan Greenblatt -- The power of the purse / John R. Crawford -- The high drama of impeachment / Alan Greenblatt -- "Watergate babies" take power / Ronald D. Elving -- War of words over the canal / Phil Duncan --
The Reagan revolution / Robert W. Merry -- Reagan and the rebels / Anne Q. Hoy -- The Iran-contra eruption / Carroll J. Doherty -- A speaker's downfall / Stephen Gettinger -- "Read my lips ..." / Ronald D. Elving -- Hill vs. THomas / Rhodes Cook -- An era comes to a close / Holly Idelson.
ISBN 1568022158 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 34413683

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