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By Michael E. Parrish

"Joe Rauh was once the kind of attorney who comes alongside possibly as soon as in a generation---talented, politically astute, potent, and stubbornly dedicated to rules, the kind of one who not just may yet did make a distinction. He merits a biography that explores not just his personality, however the the United States during which he lived and labored, and the way he made a distinction to such a lot of humans. Michael Parrish has given us simply any such publication, a very wonderful, well-written tale that might clarify to a different new release not just who Joe Rauh was once, yet why we as a country will continually want anyone like him."

---Melvin I. Urofsky, Professor of legislation and Public coverage, Virginia Commonwealth University

"Michael Parrish has captured the lifetime of this nice civil libertarian in fabulous style. His biography of this lively New Deal liberal weaves without problems among private and non-private, good friend and foe, victory and defeat. With Parrish as a yes consultant, Citizen Rauh transports the reader via an American background that starts off with Sacco and Vanzetti and ends as he battles CIA skullduggery within the Nineteen Eighties. This biography can be in your shelf and on your heart."

---Nelson Lichtenstein, MacArthur starting place Professor of historical past and Director of the heart for the learn of labor, hard work, and Democracy, collage of California, Santa Barbara

"Michael Parrish has formed a biography packed with Rauh's spirit, achievements, his losses, and notably, the significance of his presence. this can be a awesome account of a big of past due twentieth century political and criminal affairs."

---Stanley Kutler, E. Gordon Fox Professor Emeritus of yank associations, heritage, and legislations, collage of Wisconsin, Madison

"The reasons to which Rauh dedicated his existence preserve their ethical strength this day. This well-crafted, usually robust, biographical learn will attract an individual with a significant curiosity in postwar liberalism."

---Daniel Scroop, college of Sheffield


Citizen Rauh tells the tale of yankee attorney Joseph L. Rauh Jr., who saved alive the beliefs of recent Deal liberalism and broadened these beliefs to incorporate a dedication to civil rights. Rauh's consumers integrated Arthur Miller, Lillian Hellman, A. Philip Randolph, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic social gathering. With reliable cause Freedom Rider John Lewis as soon as known as him "the blackest white guy I ever knew."


No attorney within the post-1945 period did extra to guard the commercial pursuits of working-class americans than Rauh, who fought for the unions as they struggled for legitimacy and opposed to them once they betrayed their very own contributors. No legal professional stood extra courageously opposed to repressive anticommunism throughout the Fifties or complex the reason for racial justice extra vigorously within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. No attorney did extra to guard the constitutional imaginative and prescient of the Warren courtroom and withstand the efforts of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to undo its legacy. all through his existence, Rauh persisted to articulate a innovative imaginative and prescient of legislation and politics, ever convinced that his model of liberalism may develop into very important once more while the cycle of yankee politics took one other turn.


Jacket layout via Paula Newcomb

Jacket picture: Joseph L. Rauh Jr. with President Lyndon B. Johnson. Courtesy of the property of Olie W. Rauh.

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