Dean Kotlowski

Dean Kotlowski
Salisbury University · Department of History

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On the surface, the association between Lyndon Johnson, an erstwhile New Dealer, and Herbert Hoover, FDR’s bête noire, would seem unlikely. Its existence underscores the complex interplay between presidents, challenging sentimental talk of a “Presidents Club” among Oval Office occupants. No rules of behavior among presidents prevail, as Donald J. T...
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Susan Dunn, A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America (New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 2018, $27.50). Pp. 252. isbn978 0 3002 0353 0. - Volume 54 Issue 2 - DEAN J. KOTLOWSKI
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Sunrise at Campobello, the first theatrical (1958) and cinematic (1960) representation of Franklin D. Roosevelt's ordeal with poliomyelitis, is a superb example of a presidential biographical motion picture (biopic). Themes of convergence and divergence marked Schary's adaption in Sunrise at Campobello. Sunrise at Campobello represents a multilayer...
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Nicholas Rush Smith’s chapter explores collective violence in postapartheid South Africa, where vigilante violence involving an attempt to necklace alleged criminals has been common. That the necklace --placing a gasoline filled tire around the neck of a victim and setting it alight--is frequently deployed is surprising, Smith asserts, because the...
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In this first comparative study of prominent Hoosier politicians Paul V. McNutt and Wendell L. Willkie, author Dean Kotlowski begins at Indiana University where the two met as undergraduates, both ambitious and active in student organizations. U.S. entry into World War I prompted both to volunteer for military service and ultimately shaped their po...
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Scholars rank Franklin D. Roosevelt as a great President, and Hollywood agrees. During his presidency and in the decades that followed, Roosevelt appeared in various film and television productions, emerging as an idealized leader who overcomes physical disability, inspires the public, and pursues wise policies. The origins of, reasons behind, and...
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Imelda Romualdez Marcos is commonly remembered as a profligate spender and power-hungry consort to Ferdinand E. Marcos. But Imelda Marcos performed a variety of first-lady roles, and her political ambition at home was matched, even reinforced, by her diplomatic work abroad. Imelda’s overseas journeys, and dealings with Nixon, exemplified a blend of...
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In this major biography of an important politician and statesman, Dean Kotlowski presents the life of Paul V. Mc Nutt, a great understudied figure in the era of FDR. Mc Nutt was governor of Indiana, high commissioner to the Philippines (while serving he helped 1,300 Jews flee Nazi Germany for Manila), head of the WWII Federal Security Agency, and w...
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In the late 1930s, few countries or individuals were willing to rescue Jews from Nazi Germany. There were exceptions and their efforts deserve attention: Premier Albert George Ogilvie of Tasmania intervened to bring a small number of Jews to Australia; United States Commissioner to the Philippines Paul V. McNutt, in tandem with Philippine President...
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The United States government has waltzed its way through and around the issue of human rights in a "three-part dance of ambivalence, rejection, and embrace." That is the thesis of this collection of essays, and it is remarkably consistent, coherent, and convincing. During World War II, the government in Washington championed a holistic vision that...
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During the first half of the twentieth century, few politicians possessed a more diverse résumé than that of Paul V. McNutt. In the 1920s, McNutt served as state and national commander of the American Legion. As governor of Indiana from 1933 to 1937, he backed the New Deal and went on to become one of the nation’s strongest governors. He later serv...
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Nixon's Business: Authority and Power in Presidential Politics. By BowlesNigel. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005. x + 305 pp. Appendix, bibliography, notes, index. Cloth, $50.00. ISBN: 1-585-44454-5. - Volume 80 Issue 3 - Dean J. Kotlowski
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Nixon's Economy: Booms, Busts, Dollars, and Votes. By MatusowAllen J. · Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. xii + 323 pp. Bibliographic references and index. Cloth, $35.00. ISBN 0700608885. - Volume 73 Issue 3 - Dean J. Kotlowski
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NOT SIMPLY JOHNSON'S WAR - JohnsAndrew L.: Vietnam's Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2010. Pp. x, 434. $40.00.) - Volume 73 Issue 2 - Dean J. Kotlowski
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The sixties, Bernard von Bothmer argues, are "dead" but "not buried" (p. 232).Von Bothmer analyzes how memories of that tumultuous decade have been exploited for political profit. National leaders, he explains, have partitioned the era into the "good sixties" (1960 to 1963) and the "bad sixties" (1964 to 1974). The former was the age of John F. Ken...
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Ronald Reagan's contribution to federal Indian policy proved mixed. Remarks by members of his administration recalled the heyday of termination, and Reagan's budget cuts fell hard on Native Americans. Reagan also played to non-Indian backlash by supporting legislation that restricted tribal rights to file claims on land disputes. Still, the adminis...
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Ephemeral Landslide - DonaldsonGary: Liberalism's Last Hurrah: The Presidential Campaign of 1964, (Armonk, New York and London: M. E. Sharpe, 2003. Pp. x, 376. $34.95.) - Volume 67 Issue 4 - Dean J. Kotlowski
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The desegregation of southern schools, mandated by the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), presented a dilemma for national politicians of both parties. “If presidents felt they should speak up, or act to enforce court rulings,” a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times wrote in 1969, “they risked offending conservati...
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“A disgrace to the State of Iowa”, moaned the Des Moines Register concerning the events that had transpired at Sioux City's Memorial Park Cemetery. On 28 August 1951, mourners had departed after paying their last respects to Sergeant First Class John Raymond Rice, an eleven-year veteran of the United States Army who had been killed in the Korean Wa...
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The Knowles affair, a forgotten chapter of the early Nixon presidency, caused quite a stir in 1969. The administration's five-month-long attempt to elevate John H. Knowles, a moderate Republican, to the post of assistant secretary of health, education, and welfare (HEW) for health and scientific affairs aroused opposition from the American Medical...
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The period from 1969 to 1977 saw both unprecedented civil disobedience by Native American activists and breakthrough initiatives to advance Indian rights. This article argues that grass-roots protest helped push the executive branch to respond sympathetically to Native American concerns, replacing the policy of termination with one of tribal self-d...
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This scrupulous political biography of Dan Rostenkowski follows his rise to power from modest origins in the Democratic ward politics of Chicago's Polish northwest side, through his national legislative triumphs, and ultimately to his criminal conviction and imprisonment for abuses of House practice. But the story offers much more than Rostenkowski...
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Despite an abundance of literature on Richard Nixon, the man behind the most spectacular crash-and-burn career of modern political history has remained an enigma. What lay behind his obsessive hunger for power and control, his paranoid attacks against enemies real and perceived, his refusal to accept defeat? Why did a man who had achieved so much f...
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In the recent debate over minority contract set-asides, many policy-makers have forgotten this program's origins. Richard Nixon, moved by philosophical, practical, and political considerations, made minority business enterprise a theme of his 1968 presidential campaign and his first administration. By using set-asides, the Nixon administration over...
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Recently, the story of President Richard M. Nixon's “southern strategy” and its relationship to school desegregation has become a ripe topic for historical revision. Ever wary of the shifty-eyed Nixon, contemporary critics argued that the president had retreated from civil rights to win the votes of conservative white southerners. Modifying this th...
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The transformation of Europe since the end of World War II has been astounding. In 1945, a battle-scarred continent lay in ruins. Today, it has achieved a level of integration, prosperity, and stability that few people could have anticipated. The life and career of the French statesman Jean Monnet and the recent adoption of the “euro� as...

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