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Lemov, Michael R., 1935-
People's warrior : John Moss and the fight for freedom of information and consumer rights / Michael R. Lemov
Alternate Title John Moss and the fight for freedom of information and consumer rights
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2011
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 3rd Floor  E748.M775 L46 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Moss, John E. (John Emerson), 1913-
Subject(s) Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Subject United States. Congress. House -- Biography
Subject(s) Government information -- United States -- History
Freedom of information -- United States -- History
Consumer protection -- Government policy -- United States -- History
Physical Description xxi, 237 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-227) and index
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

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