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By Marjorie Meyer Arsht

ISBN-10: 1585444766

ISBN-13: 9781585444762

All the way in which from Yoakum tells the tale of the lengthy, eventful lifetime of a Jewish “good lady” from small-town Texas who grew to become a extraordinary lady of her time and a number one mild in Houston and Texas politics.

One of the founders of the trendy Republican social gathering in Texas, Marjorie Meyer Arsht served as a kingdom get together committeewoman and was once the 1st Jewish girl to run as a Republican for the nation legislature. changing into energetic in politics within the Fifties, she used to be heavily fascinated with the early profession of George H. W. Bush.

A member of the renowned Texas relations (Meyer, Cohen) that owned Foley Brothers division shop and gave Cohen apartment to Rice college, she remembers the contentious mid-century department within the Jewish group over the difficulty of Zionism that cut up congregations and became neighbors into sour antagonists. previously president of the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood, Arsht served as a countrywide spokesperson for a big American anti-Zionist organization.

When she grew to become seventy, Arsht used to be operating as a speechwriter and high-level assistant within the division of Housing and concrete improvement in Washington whereas additionally serving as a regent of Texas Southern college, the place she spearheaded a couple of vital reforms. furthermore, she endured to run the small, self sufficient power improvement and funding corporation based via her overdue husband.

From her adolescence as a member of 1 of the few Jewish households in small-town Yoakum, Texas, to her years of political activism and social involvement, she bargains a relocating account of an indomitable spirit, one who will offer either concept and an knowing of ways the Republican social gathering got here to be the dominant strength in Texas politics.

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