THE CONGRESS: The Making of a Maverick

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In Maine a half-century ago, the Memorial Day Parade that formed under the late-blooming apple blossoms was always a Republican parade. The veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic were getting along in years and every so often one of them would step out of ranks with a jug and come back a little red in the cheeks. A down-Easter who was to travel a long way from home remembered later how it was when he was a small boy.

"There were a few kids in our town who were known...

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