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Author Greeley, Will McLean, 1956- author.

Title A Connecticut Yankee goes to Washington : George P. McLean, birdman of the Senate / Will McLean Greeley.

Publication Info. Rochester, NY : RIT Press, [2023]

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Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO MCLEAN    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  B MCLEAN, GEORGE    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  B MCCLEAN, GEORGE P. GRE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  B MCLEAN, GEORGE    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - New Materials  B MCLEAN    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG MCLEAN, GEORGE    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - New  B MCLEAN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B MCLEAN GEORGE G    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-293) and index.
Contents Introduction: A Midlife Comeback (1905) -- PART ONE: SIMSBURY, CONNECTICUT -- Chapter One: Old Days, Old Ways -- Chapter Two: Climbing the Ladder -- Chapter Three: A Little Help from His Friends -- Chapter Four: Reform Governor -- Chapter Five: A Time to Heal -- Chapter Six: Seeking the US Senate -- PART TWO: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Chapter Seven: Enter Listening -- Chapter Eight: Saving the Birds -- Chapter Nine: Working with Wilson -- Chapter Ten: The Good Ship Normalcy -- Chapter Eleven: Closing with Coolidge -- PART THREE: GOING HOME -- Chapter Twelve: Coming Full Circle.
Summary "Senator George P. McLean's crowning achievement was securing enduring legal protections for birds after a seven-year battle in the US Congress. This is the inspiring story of how adversity plays a vital role in growth and greatness, and recounts how an obscure Connecticut farm boy became one of the nation's most effective environmental conservationists. Passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 stopped the senseless killing of birds and likely prevented the extinction of entire bird species. This full-scale biography invites readers into the life and personality of one of Connecticut's most influential and revered political leaders. McLean's forty-five year career is a window to a fascinating time of growth and change in American history."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject McLean, George Payne, 1857-1932.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Governors -- Connecticut -- Biography.
Statesmen -- Connecticut -- Biography.
Conservationists -- Connecticut -- Biography.
Hartford (Conn.) -- Biography.
McLean, George Payne, 1857-1932. (OCoLC)fst00350930
United States. Congress. Senate. (OCoLC)fst00530422
Conservationists. (OCoLC)fst00875578
Governors. (OCoLC)fst00945704
Legislators. (OCoLC)fst00995828
Statesmen. (OCoLC)fst01131990
Connecticut. (OCoLC)fst01205688
Connecticut -- Hartford. (OCoLC)fst01207441
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Other Form: Online version: Greeley, Will McLean, 1956- Connecticut Yankee goes to Washington First. Rochester, NY : RIT Press, [2023] 9781956313000 (DLC) 2022025690
ISBN 9781939125996 (paperback)
1939125995 (paperback)
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