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Humor of a Country Lawyer
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Sam J. Ervin Jr.
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-01 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

Originally published in 1984, Senator Ervin's delightful collection of stories and anecdotes winds its way from his native Morganton through Chapel Hill and Harvard, the military, the North Carolina Supreme Court, the United States Senate, and Watergate. It represents a lifetime of wit and wisdom--told in the late Senator Ervin's
Humor of a Country Lawyer
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Sam James Ervin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-01 - Publisher:

Humor of a Country Lawyer.
Senator Sam Ervin, Last of the Founding Fathers
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Karl E. Campbell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-19 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Many Americans remember Senator Sam Ervin (1896-1985) as the affable, Bible-quoting, old country lawyer who chaired the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973. Ervin's stories from down home in North Carolina, his reciting literary passages ranging from Shakespeare to Aesop's fables, and his earnest lectures in defense of civil liberties and
When Congress Makes a Joke
Language: en
Pages: 161
Authors: Dean L. Yarwood
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

When Congress Makes a Joke is an engaging look at the intentional use of humor by members of Congress, exploring their humor as political communication. Highlighting several politicians noted for their use of humor including Senators Robert Dole and Alan Simpson and Representatives Patricia Schroeder and Barney Frank, among others
Lowering the Bar
Language: en
Pages: 429
Authors: Marc Galanter
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-08-08 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

What do you call 600 lawyers at the bottom of the sea? Marc Galanter calls it an opportunity to investigate the meanings of a rich and time-honored genre of American humor: lawyer jokes. Lowering the Bar analyzes hundreds of jokes from Mark Twain classics to contemporary anecdotes about Dan Quayle,