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An American Politician

Francis Marion Crawford

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In 1880’s Boston, Mass. the good life is lead according to all the Victorian era societal rules of the New World. Political ambitions and the business of making money go hand in hand. A Senate seat suddenly opens up due to the current junior senator’s unexpected death, and the political machinations to fill the seat begin. Senatorial candidate John Harrington is a young idealist who thinks that fighting for truth and justice, regardless of political affiliation, is the way. But he is told he can’t possibly win because he isn’t partisan enough. His opponents in the iron mine, railroad and shipping business sabotage his first bid for office, because he wants to do away with protectionism in trade to open up global competition. He eventually succeeds in winning a Senate seat. He gives a rousing speech to Congress as they gather to elect a President in a race which has ended in a three way tie. His message is that blindly following a party’s positions and principles is not being free and independent, and will not always lead to the best person being elected, or to the best decisions being made for the country as a whole. (Summary written by Maire Rhode)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

49:12