Ol' Strom: An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond.

Jack Bass & Marilyn W. Thompson

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Synopsis: This rich, tell-all story combines academic precision with tabloid readability to portray the life of J. Strom Thurmond, one of America's most enduring political figures of modern times. A native of Edgefield County, South Carolina, Thurmond began his public service career in the 1920s. He enlisted in the United States Army and served during World War II, returning home a hero with high political ambitions. Elected governor of South Carolina in 1946 as a Democratic New Dealer, Thurmond ran for president in 1948 and captured the nation's attention as the segregationist and states' rights candidate of the Dixiecrats, a southern splinter of the national Democratic Party. His maverick political career continued in 1954 when he was elected to the United States Senate on a write-in campaign - the highest national office ever won on a write-in ballot. He began his senatorial career in 1955 and served continuously for forty-eight years - the longest Senate career and the oldest senator in American history. In 1965 Thurmond took his boldest political step when he broke from the Democrats and publicly joined the Republican Party, which he is justly credited with reviving not only in South Carolina but throughout the nation.

Review: Ol' Strom is a workmanlike, largely anecdotal biography of the oldest--and longest-serving--United States senator in American history. Jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson provide a political education to younger readers who only know Thurmond as the congressional landmark who, too proud to wear a hearing aid, urges witnesses in Senate hearings to "speak into the machine." Among the book's highlights are an account of Thurmond's 1948 presidential campaign, in which he carried four states and established the vitalness of the South for future aspirants to the White House (as well as firmly setting down a political platform of racial divisiveness that would set the tone for the civil rights era a decade later), and his successful 1954 write-in campaign for the Senate seat he's held ever since. There's also plenty of detail concerning Thurmond's legendary sexual appetite: he was so notorious in Washington that Lyndon Johnson forbade his daughter to go out with him. (She was in high school; he just a few years shy of 60.) Another Senate colleague got off perhaps the best one-liner summing up the Thurmond mystique: "When he dies, they'll have to beat his pecker down with a baseball bat in order to close the coffin lid." Reading Ol' Strom, you won't doubt that assessment for a single second. --Ron Hogan

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