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Harry Byrd of Virginia

Ronald L. Heinemann


BUY Paper · 511 pp. · 6.13 × 9.25 · ISBN 9780813923819 · $42.50 · Feb 1996

This is the first full-scale biography of Harry Byrd Sr., one of the most influential politicians of this century. His fascinating career as Virginia governor, U.S. senator, and leader of the Virginia Democratic Party enabled him to touch every important event and meet every significant political figure from the Great Depression to the Great Society. Heinemann gives us the full story of Byrd’s rise to power.

About the Author: 

Ronald L. Heinemann is Squires Professor of History at Hampden-Sidney College. He is the author of Depression and the New Deal in Virginia and a coeditor of The Governors of Virginia.

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