Franklin

People's warrior : John Moss and the fight for freedom of information and consumer rights / Michael R. Lemov.

Author/Creator:
Lemov, Michael R., 1935-
Publication:
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 237 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Status/Location:
Loading...

Get It

Details

Subjects:
Moss, John E. (John Emerson), 1913-.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
United States Congress. House -- Biography.
Government information -- United States -- History.
Freedom of information -- United States -- History.
Consumer protection -- Government policy -- United States -- History.
Contents:
Prologue: the consumer decade
Troubled roots: a little town in the valley
Dangerous ground: the California Assembly
I went to bed a loser: the road to Congress
The people's right to know: a distant shore
The Freedom of Information Act: perilous journey
The Product Safety Act: consumer as guinea pig
Reviving the Federal Trade Commission: the Magnuson-Moss Act
Investor protection: breaking Wall Street's monopoly
Cars, chemicals, and Arab oil: changing times
Consumer protection in retreat: two crushing defeats
Freedom of information today: the torture memos
Epilogue: the legacy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781611470246 (cloth : alk. paper)
1611470242 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781611474718 (paper: alk. paper)
161147471X (paper: alk. paper)
9781611470253 (ebk.)
1611470250 (ebk.)
OCLC:
707887021