Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes
Philip BaruthE-book: $29.99
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|E-book Publication Date:||05/02/2017|
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|Cloth Publication Date:||05/02/2017|
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The book highlights three unique and unusual aspects of Leahy’s career: his status as the first (and still technically the only) Democratic senator elected from Vermont, his role as an anthrax target after the September 11 attacks, and his multiple appearances in Batman movies, recordings, and comic books. Baruth neatly shows how these distinct aspects of Leahy’s career all equally illuminate Leahy’s character. . . . Baruth’s biography brings Leahy’s long string of accomplishments to life in clear detail.
[Leahy] is overdue for a biography, and Baruth delivers. . . . Baruth leaves us with an endearing portrait of a man whose story, for the past half century, has been entwined with that of his home state. . . . in Senator Leahy, he has added an important volume to the canon of Vermont political history.
Philip Baruth has penned Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes that is just that: a series of scenes and anecdotes that come to tell the life of Vermont’s senior senator. It gets deep into politics and is a who’s who of Vermont and Washington, D.C., but politicos will love it.
PHILIP BARUTH is a professor of English at the University of Vermont and served as the majority leader of the Vermont Senate from 2012–2016. An award-winning commentator for Vermont Public Radio for a dozen years, he is the author of two acclaimed novels, The X President and The Brothers Boswell.