Reubin O'D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics

Reubin O D Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics Inside the reinvention of Florida politics If I were asked to recommend just one book about my state that would remind us all of the power of real policy and real leadership I would recommend this on

  • Title: Reubin O'D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics
  • Author: Martin A. Dyckman David R. Colburn Susan MacManus
  • ISBN: 9780813035710
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Inside the reinvention of Florida politics If I were asked to recommend just one book about my state that would remind us all of the power of real policy and real leadership, I would recommend this one This is a fascinating history, with lessons for all of us, written by one of the best journalists this state has ever known David Lawrence Jr publisher, Miami HeraldInside the reinvention of Florida politics If I were asked to recommend just one book about my state that would remind us all of the power of real policy and real leadership, I would recommend this one This is a fascinating history, with lessons for all of us, written by one of the best journalists this state has ever known David Lawrence Jr publisher, Miami Herald retired Perhaps no one alive has a better vantage point to write this book than Martin Dyckman As Florida s premier legislative reporter in the 1960s 1980s, Dyckman covered the people and policies discussed here, and his skilled, smooth, fast paced writing style shines through James M Denham, director, Lawton Chiles Center for Florida History, Florida Southern College Reubin Askew was swept into the governor s office in 1970 as part of a remarkable wave of progressive politics and legislative reform in Florida A man of uncompromising principle and independence, he was elected primarily on a platform of tax reform In the years that followed, Askew led a group of politicians from both parties who sought and achieved judicial reform, redistricting, busing and desegregation, the end of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, the Sunshine Amendment, and much This period was truly a golden age of Florida politics, and Martin Dyckman s narrative is well written, fast paced, and reads like a novel Dyckman also reveals how the return of special interests, the rise of partisan politics, unlimited campaign spending, term limits, gerrymandering, and have eroded the achievements of the Golden Age in subsequent decades Martin A Dyckman, retired associate editor of the St Petersburg Times,is the author of Floridian of His Century The Courage of Governor LeRoy Collins and A Most Disorderly Court Scandal and Reform in the Florida Judiciary His series on Florida prison conditions circa 1971 won the Distinguished Service Award of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, the Silver Gavel of the American Bar Association, and the Associated Press Managing Editors Association Public Service Award In 1984, the Florida Bar Foundation recognized his writing on judicial reform with its Medal of Honor Award.

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    1. Really liked the book--I worked with or for many of the people that worked for Governor Askew. In today's climate, it is amazing how many bipartisan initiatives that Governor Askew was able to pass. He was really one of Florida' s great statesmen.

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