DIRKSEN, Everett McKinley, 1896-1969



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Extended Bibliography

Bauer, Fred, ed. Ev: The Man and His Words. Old Tappan, NJ: Hewitt House, 1969.

Cronin, Jean Torcom. “Minority Leadership in the United States Senate: The Role and Style of Everett Dirksen.” Ph.D. dissertation, Johns Hopkins University, 1973.

Deason, Brian. “Scott Lucas, Everett Dirksen, and the 1950 Senate Election in Illinois." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 95 (Spring 2002): 33-51.

Dirksen, Everett M. “Big Government—The Road to Tyranny.” American Economic Security 10 (May-July 1953): 9-17.

Dirksen, Everett M. The Education of a Senator. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Dirksen, Louella, with Norma Lee Browning. The Honorable Mr. Marigold: My Life with Everett Dirksen. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Co., 1972.

Fonsino, Frank J. “Everett McKinley Dirksen: The Roots of an American Statesman.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 76 (Spring 1983): 17-34.

Hulsey, Byron C. “Himself First, His Party Second, Lyndon Johnson Third: Everett Dirksen and the Vietnam War, 1967." Congress The Presidency 22 (Fall 1995): 167-81.

___. Everett Dirksen and His Presidents: How a Senate Giant Shaped American Politics. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001.

___. “‘He is my President’: Everett Dirksen, John Kennedy, and the Politics of Consensus." Journal of Illinois History 2 (Autumn 1999): 183-204.

Keynes, Edward. “The Dirksen Amendment: A Study of Legislative Strategy, Tactics and Public Policy.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin, 1967.

Kyvig, David E. “Everett Dirksen’s Constitutional Crusades." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 95:1 (2002): 68-85.

Loomis, Burdett. “Everett M. Dirksen: The Consummate Minority Leader.” In First Among Equals: Outstanding Senate Leaders of the Twentieth Century, edited by Richard A. Baker and Roger H. Davidson, pp. 236-63. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1991.

MacNeil, Neil. Dirksen: Portrait of a Public Man. New York: World Publishing Co., 1970.

Penney, Annette Culler. The Golden Voice of the Senate. Washington: Acropolis Books, 1968.

Rosenberger, Francis Coleman. “Washington’s Jim Berryman, 1902-1971: Cartoons of Senator Dirksen.” In Records of the Columbia Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 1971-1972, vol. 48, edited by Francis Coleman Rosenberger, pp. 758-75. Washington: Columbia Historical Society, 1973.

Schapsmeier, Edward L. “Dirksen and Douglas of Illinois: The Pragmatist and the Professor as Contemporaries in the United States Senate.” Illinois Historical Journal 83 (Summer 1990): 75-84.

Schapsmeier, Edward L., and Frederick H. Schapsmeier. Dirksen of Illinois: Senatorial Statesman. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985.

___. “Everett M. Dirksen of Pekin: Politician Par Excellence.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 76 (Spring 1983): 3-16.

___. “Senator Everett M. Dirksen and American Foreign Policy: From Isolationism to Cold War Interventionism.” Old Northwest 7 (Winter 1981-1982): 359-72.

Torcom, Jean E. “Leadership: The Role and Style of Senator Everett Dirksen.” In To Be a Congressman: The Promise and the Power, edited by Sven Groennings and Jonathan P. Hawley, pp. 185-223. Washington: Acropolis Books, 1973.

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States, Together with Tributes Presented in Eulogy of Everett McKinley Dirksen, Late a Senator from Illinois. 91st Cong., 1st sess., 1969. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1970.