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Contents Foreword by Al Gore Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: The Eckhardts of Texas 1. The German Texas Pioneers 2. Bobby Eckhardt in Austin 3. Student Eckhardt on the Forty Acres Part II: Lawyer Eckhardt 4. Eckhardt's Shingle and Pen 5. Civil Rights and Labor 6. Eckhardt in 1940s Texas Politics 7. Brother Eckhardt Goes to Houston 8. Eckhardt, the Texas Observer, and Yarborough Come of Age Part III: Pygmies, Giants, and Knights at the State Capitol 9. Freshman Legislator of the Year, 1959 10. The Veteran Legislator 11. Readying for Congress Part IV: Bob Eckhardt: Americans' Second Congressman 12. Inside Congress, Inside Washington 13. The Veteran Congressman 14. Public v. Special Interest: Environmental and Consumer Policymaking 15. The Oil and Gas Wars 16. The 1980 Election 17. Congressman Emeritus Afterword Robert Christian Eckhardt: A Chronology Notes Sources Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Legislators -- Texas -- Biography.
Labor lawyers -- Texas -- Biography.
Political activists -- Texas -- Biography.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951-.
Liberalism -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Political parties -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.