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The Education of a Public Man

My Life and Politics

1991
Author:

Hubert H. Humphrey
Norman Sherman, editor
Afterword by Norman Sherman

The Education of a Public Man

A candid look into the private and political life of Minnesota's native son.

A candid look into the private and political life of Minnesota's native son.

The book’s true value lies in Humphrey’s behind-the-scenes look at the formation of the Food for Peace, Peace Corps, and anti-poverty programs as well as civil rights legislation during the Johnson/Humphrey administration. A fine addition to biography and political science collections.

Library Journal

A candid look into the private and political life of Minnesota's native son.

The Education of a Public Man

Among his numerous roles as a public servant, Hubert H. Humphrey served as mayor of Minneapolis from 1945 to 1948, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1948-1964 and 1971-1978, and Vice President of the United States from 1965-1969. Norman Sherman is a freelance writer and political consultant; he served as press secretary for Hubert Humphrey during his vice presidency.

The Education of a Public Man

The book’s true value lies in Humphrey’s behind-the-scenes look at the formation of the Food for Peace, Peace Corps, and anti-poverty programs as well as civil rights legislation during the Johnson/Humphrey administration. A fine addition to biography and political science collections.

Library Journal

This bouncy, candid autobiography reminds us how far this country has come and how far it still has to go.

New Yorker

What I found most revealing about the book was its energy, so like the man’s life: optimistic and surging. Exciting and engaging.

New York Times Book Review

Those of us who have covered Humphrey through the years know his brightness, his energy, his hard work, his endless ideas, and his ability to work with others in order to translate this creativity into legislation, and, finally, his admirable quality of never giving up the ship despite all kinds of adversity. Readers will find it all here in this book as this remarkable man shares his experiences and his innermost thoughts.

Christian Science Monitor

An unusually frank and open memoir. . . . it has documentary significance as a record of the thoughts of a prime mover in American politics. . . .

Choice