DEMOCRATS: Ave & the Magic Mountain

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The U.S. political scene is thickly populated by men who rose from one-mule farms, little houses beside the tracks, and fruit-and-vegetable markets along the main highways just outside of town. But few have struggled up to the political heights from a 190-ft. steam yacht, a 100-room house on a 20,000-acre estate, and a fortune of $100 million. New York's William Averell Harriman is one politician who has overcome such handicaps to become the most important governor in the U.S. and to be mentioned frequently, if not yet very ponderably, as...

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