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Author Smith, C. Fraser, 1938-

Title William Donald Schaefer : a political biography / C. Fraser Smith.

Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

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 UniM Store  975.2043092 SCHA/ SMIT MF12    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I Uncle Willie's Boy -- 1 "Dummy" 3 -- 2 Apprenticeship 29 -- 3 Schaefer's Turn 61 -- 4 Charm City 94 -- 5 Caretaker 115 -- II Renaissance -- 6 Cheerleader Cometh 143 -- 7 Wild Man 169 -- 8 Reinventing Main Street 194 -- 9 "The Best Damned City" 219 -- 10 Moving On 244 -- III Exile -- 11 A Gift 271 -- 12 Homeless 292 -- 13 Tailspin 314 -- 14 Hitting Bottom 330 -- 15 Return of the Native 355 -- Schaefer's Rules 395.
Summary "Baltimore's "Do It Now" mayor, two-term Maryland governor, and recently elected comptroller of the treasury, William Donald Schaefer may be the most colorful character ever to play on the Free State's political stage - though competition for the honor is intense. In this readable account, Fraser Smith explores the formative influences, backroom deals, personal relationships, quirky Baltimorisms, vicious fights, civic pride, splashes in the National Aquarium seal pool, victories, defeats, draws - everything that makes Schaefer's career colorful and that helps us to understand the man himself."--BOOK JACKET. "William Donald Schaefer: A Political Biography will fascinate Maryland voters, appeal to students of twentieth-century America, and engage anyone who loves a good story well told."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Schaefer, William Donald.
Maryland. Comptroller's Office -- Biography.
Governors -- Maryland -- Biography.
Mayors -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Biography.
Maryland -- Politics and government -- 1951-
ISBN 0801862523 (alk. paper)