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Todd Purdum    

Senior writer at POLITICO and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair

Todd S. Purdum is senior writer at POLITICO and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He was formerly with The New York Times, where he worked for 23 years, covering politics from city hall to the White House, and also serving as diplomatic correspondent and Los Angeles bureau chief. He is a native of Macomb, Ill., and a graduate of Princeton University. He is the author of the forthcoming book, “An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” to be published by Henry Holt in May. He lives in Washington with his wife, Dee Dee Myers, the former White House press secretary, political commentator and consultant, and their two children.

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The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act : NPR

Our guest, Todd Purdum, is the author of the new book "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties And The Battle For The Civil Rights Act Of ...

An Idea Whose Time Has Come | Todd S. Purdum | Macmillan

In a powerful narrative layered with revealing detail, Todd S. Purdum tells the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, recreating the legislative maneuvering and the ...

The State of the Union: Make it stop - Todd S. Purdum - POLITICO.com

By TODD S. PURDUM | 1/29/14 1:30 AM EST Updated: 1/29/14 1:24 PM EST. Blame Woodrow Wilson, who broke a century-old presidential tradition of ...

The Republican Who Saved Civil Rights - Todd S. Purdum ...

The Republican Who Saved Civil Rights. How a little-known conservative Ohio congressman changed American history. By TODD S. PURDUM. March 31, 2014 .

Journalist Todd S. Purdum hails the hidden heroes behind the Civil ...

... American history, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Ultimately, author Todd S. Purdum shows how "politics," all too often a dirty word, can at its best be a noble calling.

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