- Title: The Wild Man from Sugar Creek: The Political Career of Eugene Talmadge
- Author: WilliamAnderson
- ISBN: 9780807100882
- Page: 281
- Format: Hardcover
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I've read this book three times. It's a great read about a man who cast a long shadow in Georgia politics long after his death. It's hard to find but worth the effort.
Putting Eugene Talmadge’s Wild Legacy within a Contemporary ContextWilliam Anderson’s The Wild Man from Sugar Creek: the Political Career of Eugene Talmadge is one the most engrossing and compelling portraits of a complex American political figure in American literature. It was, in addition, an essential source of the biographical information and historical insights needed to complete the essay titled “The Bridge and the Monument: A Tale of Two Legacies,” published in The American Poet W [...]
Back in the early 1990s, I found myself simultaneously teaching a course on contemporary Georgia at the University of Georgia and researching a biography of Jimmy Carter (published in 1996). The only problems were that I was not a native Georgian or even a native Southerner and knew nothing about the state or the region. I therefore had to learn a lot, and embarked on a campaign of reading to educate myself.I can't say that Wild Man from Sugar Creek was the most important book I read then. Stand [...]
Mercy. I had never delved into Georgia's political past.what a character. History does repeat itself!
This book was published in 1975. Rather surprisingly, the back flap states that it is the first full biography of Eugene Talmadge. The author appears to have a more sympathetic attitude towards Eugene Talmadge that I would have thought. I appreciated learning some of the facts about Eugene Talmadge, and the book covered some of the more egregious moments in his history, such as his political campaigns and the suspension of accreditation of Georgia schools that occurred during his tenure. However [...]
This was a great work. I was surprised at how well written and how much information the author dug up about the man. It's tough digging up stuff from the 1930's and this author covered all the major events from Talmadge's career as well as adding a lot of color from the times. Very engaging and provocative - it makes me realize that the more politics changes, the more it stays the same.
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