Hardcover. In 1982 a Georgia legislator with, as one journalist put it, "the charisma of a bowl of cold grits", came out of nowhere to be elected governor of the state. Serving two terms fr.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 280 pages. 0.635. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Joe Frank Harris was a quiet Governor who made substantial changes throughout the state of Georgia. His political career began in 1964 when a delegation of Bartow Countians urged him to run for a seat in the Georgia Legislature. After winning the seat, he mastered the rules of the House as he looked out for the interests of his constituents. Considered too easygoing and soft-spoken to chair the Appropriations Committee, Harris nevertheless took control of the job as chairman and earned the respect of Speaker Tom Murphy and other members of the House. Harris surprised the political experts and won his first attempt to become Governor of Georgia. He quietly achieved his goals during his first term and won such high regard throughout the state that he was easily elected to a second term. Among Harris's many accomplishments as Governor of Georgia, perhaps his greatest achievement was the reform of the state's educational system. Other milestones included making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday, building a domed stadium in Atlanta, passing a mandatory seat-belt law, and helping lure the Democratic National Convention to Atlanta in 1988.
About the Author: Harris is currently a professor at Georgia State University.
Title: Joe Frank Harris: Personal Reflections on a ...
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: New
Book Description Mercer University Press. Hardcover. Condition: As New. An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0865545995I2N00
Book Description Mercer University Press, US, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean. Binding is square and tight. Faint wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Text block is clean. Dust jacket is clean, bright, and unmarked with slight edgewear. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Seller Inventory # 24897
Book Description Mercer University Press1998, Macon, GA, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Seller Inventory # 30511
Book Description Mercer University Press, Macon, GA, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 2nd Printing. HC. w/plastic protected dust jacket. As new condidition. Friends & family of Joe Frank Harris dedication bookplate on ffp. B/W photos. 280 pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 110984
Book Description Mercer University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0865545995
Book Description Mercer University Press, Macon, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Book has a corner bump and an ink stain on the front foredge, along with very light aging. The jacket appears to be near fine but has two smal dings and other light wear on the back. Signed by Gov. Harris with a long, dated inscription to Becky Baxter, who seems to have served in some capacity when the Harrises were living in the Governor's Mansion. Foreword by Billy Graham. First edition. First Printing. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 280 pages; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 14204
Book Description Mercer University Press, Macon, GA, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. The dustjacket shows minimal wear. Lengthy inscription from author on half title page. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 019620
Book Description Mercer Univ Pr, Macon, Georgia, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. signed and inscribed by the Governor on the front title page, foreward by Billy Graham, photos, appendices, appears to be unread, bright and tight, Seller Inventory # 36060
Book Description Mercer University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780865545991
Book Description Mercer Univ Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020865545995