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Gramer, Rod 1953-

Works: 6 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 835 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Fiction  Archives  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E840.8.C49, 328.73092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rod Gramer
Fighting the odds : the life of Senator Frank Church by LeRoy Ashby( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years in the making, Fighting the Odds is a milestone in western political biography. Authors LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer take readers on a dramatic tour of post-World War II America, as experienced in Frank Church's twenty-four years in the Senate. From 1957 to 1981, Church stood at the center of searing national debates, emerging as one of the twentieth century's most respected and influential senators. Ashby and Gramer illuminate the battle for the 1957 Civil Rights Act, the emergence of the Senate's anti-Vietnam coalition, conflicts over environmental legislation in the 1960s and 1970s, the fight over the Panama Canal treaties, and Church's highly publicized investigations of the CIA, FBI, and multinational corporations. Interspersed is the gripping tale of the 1976 presidential campaign when Church, the "late, late candidate," upset frontrunner Jimmy Carter in several key primaries. Throughout his life, Frank Church fought formidable odds. Almost dying of cancer at age twenty-four, he viewed the rest of his life as borrowed time. In 1956 he won a Senate seat, though he had never before held elective office. At thirty-two he became one of the youngest persons ever to take a seat in the U.S. Senate. He served four terms in the Senate - the only Idaho Democrat to ever serve more than one. Defeated in the Republican landslide election of 1980, Frank Church died of cancer in 1984. Fighting the Odds is "a meticulously researched, comprehensive, eminently fair biography," according to award-winning historian William L. O'Neill. It is destined to become a classic of American political writing
The good assassin : a novel by Rod Gramer( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three shots. That's all it takes to change the course of American history. A conspiracy brews in Washington, DC, and the one man who was trying to uncover it is dead. Now Hunter Davisson, an ex-Navy SEAL who has been blamed for the murder, is trying to clear his name and stay alive. Struggling to rise out of the drunken oblivion of his life, Davisson begins to realize the situation is even bleaker and more dangerous than he thought. This isn't just a personal threat - he has encountered a conspiracy that imperils the very existence of the nation. A threat that may come from the most unexpected of sources - the all-knowing inner sanctums of the government itself. The Good Assassin questions how much freedom Americans are willing to sacrifice for a perceived sense of safety and security. What happens if the nation's most powerful intelligence agencies fall into the wrong hands? Concerned with the rise of the national intelligence state post-9/11, as well as the plight of many returning veterans, The Good Assassin could be ripped from today's headlines."--Page 4 of cover
Blizzard in August by Herbert Sydney Duncombe( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided but not conquered : the Indians of Duck Valley by Ken Mathews( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer collection on Frank Church( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Research files compiled by LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer, co-authors of the book Fighting the Odds, the Life of Senator Frank Church (Washington State University Press, 1994); together with tape recorded interviews conducted by Ashby and Gramer with ca. 150 individuals (on ca. 350 tape cassettes), including Frank Church (1924-1984), his wife Bethine Church, family, friends, staffers, and colleagues, about Church's life and Senate career. Research files include photocopies of selected documents from the Church papers at Boise State University, arranged topically, with copies of some family documents dating back to the 1850s. Some of the tape-recorded interviews are transcribed or partially transcribed. The collection also includes an edited typescript of the book and photocopies of cited source documents, arranged by chapter
Church vs. Symms : profiles of the candidates and their wives ; how they stand on important issues ; how they voted( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Fighting the odds : the life of Senator Frank Church