Graduating Seniors! Keep your Public Library account past July 2018 and get a new Library Card delivered to your home. Go to My Account > Account Settings and update your contact information and holds pickup branch.

Coup: the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Coup is the behind-the-scenes story of an abrupt political transition, unprecedented in US history. Based on 163 interviews, Hunt describes how collaborators came together from opposite sides of the political aisle and, in an extraordinary few hours, reached agreement that the corruption and madness of the sitting Governor of Tennessee, Ray Blanton, must be stopped. The sudden transfer of power that caught Blanton unawares was deemed necessary because of what one FBI agent called "the state's most heinous political crime in half a century"--a scheme of selling pardons for cash. On January 17, 1979, driven by new information that some of the worst criminals in the state's penitentiaries were about to be released (and fears that James Earl Ray might be one of them), a small bipartisan group chose to take charge. Senior Democratic leaders, friends of the sitting governor, together with the Republican governor-elect Lamar Alexander (now US Senator from Tennessee), agreed to oust Blanton from office before another night fell. It was a maneuver unique in American political history. From the foreword by John L. Seigenthaler: "The individual stories of those government officials involved in the coup--each account unique, but all of them intersecting--were scattered like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle on the table of history until the author conceived this book. Perhaps because it happened so quickly, and without major disagreement, protest, or dissent, this truly historic moment has been buried in the public mind. In unearthing the drama in gripping detail, Keel Hunt assures that the 'dark day' will be remembered as a bright one in which conflicted politicians came together in the public interest."
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9d4dcee6-1848-6e45-d347-2a3beed601ed
Full title coup the day the democrats ousted their governor put republican lamar alexander in office early and
Author hunt keel
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-22 01:20:05AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Keel Hunt
author_display Hunt, Keel
available_at_school Antioch High, Donelson Middle, Dupont Tyler Middle, Head Magnet Middle, Hillwood High, Hunter's Lane High, JT Moore Middle, MLK Jr. Magnet, Maplewood High, McGavock High, Overton High, West End Middle
collection_school Non-Fiction, Reference
detailed_location_school Antioch High - Teen Reference, Donelson Middle - Teen Non-Fiction, Dupont Tyler Middle - Teen Reference, Head Middle Magnet - Teen Reference, Hillwood High - Teen Non-Fiction, Hunter's Lane High - Teen Non-Fiction, J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Reference, MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Reference, Maplewood High - Teen Non-Fiction, McGavock High - Teen Non-Fiction, Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction, West End Middle - Teen Reference
display_description "Tells the story of how the day unfolded, in January 1979, when a small bipartisan group of political leaders worked in secret to oust a corrupt sitting governor"--Provided by publisher.
format_category_school Books, eBook
format_school Book, eBook
id 9d4dcee6-1848-6e45-d347-2a3beed601ed
isbn 9780826519320, 9780826519337, 9780826519344
item_details ils:CARL0000418379|35192044370173|Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044370181|Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044370199|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044370207|Special Collections - Tenn.|Special Coll. 976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||Library Use Only||SC||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044399974|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044399982|Richland Park - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044399990|Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400012|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400020|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400061|Bordeaux - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BX||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400079|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400087|Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400103|Goodlettsville - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400111|Donelson - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044409005|Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction|976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192045129008|Special Collections - Tenn.|Special Coll. 976.8 H9418c|||1|false|false|||||Library Use Only||SC||, ils:CARL0000418379|A00399690|Hunter's Lane High - Teen Non-Fiction|976.805 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6A452||, ils:CARL0000418379|A00659096|Antioch High - Teen Reference|R 976.8 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000418379|A01796380|Hillwood High - Teen Non-Fiction|976.8 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, ils:CARL0000418379|A01858971|Dupont Tyler Middle - Teen Reference|R 976.8'05 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||48275||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02024720|West End Middle - Teen Reference|R 976.8 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4V770||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02025573|McGavock High - Teen Non-Fiction|976.8 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02052801|Maplewood High - Teen Non-Fiction|976.8 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6E550||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02056441|Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction|976.8 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02057807|J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Reference|R 976.8 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4O563||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02067077|Donelson Middle - Teen Non-Fiction|796.8 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||46260||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02068684|Head Middle Magnet - Teen Reference|R 976.8 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4E410||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02091327|MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Reference|R 676.380 HUN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6C497||, overdrive:7ca180ee-b001-485f-8f66-b75e00c2876e|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_school , Book
last_indexed 2018-05-22T06:20:05.996Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school 796.8 HUN, 976.8 HUN, 976.805 HUN, R 676.380 HUN, R 976.8 HUN, R 976.8'05 HUN
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Antioch High, Donelson Middle, Dupont Tyler Middle, Head Magnet Middle, Hillwood High, Hunter's Lane High, JT Moore Middle, MLK Jr. Magnet, Maplewood High, McGavock High, Overton High, West End Middle
primary_isbn 9780826519337
publishDate 2013
record_details ils:CARL0000418379|Book|Books||English|Vanderbilt University Press,|[2013]|xv, 275 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm., overdrive:7ca180ee-b001-485f-8f66-b75e00c2876e|eBook|eBook||English|Vanderbilt University Press|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school ils:CARL0000418379|35192044370173|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044370181|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044370199|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044370207|Library Use Only|Library Use Only|false|false|false|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044399974|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044399982|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044399990|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400012|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400020|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400061|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400079|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400087|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400103|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044400111|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192044409005|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|35192045129008|Library Use Only|Library Use Only|false|false|false|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A00399690|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A00659096|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A01796380|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A01858971|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02024720|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02025573|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02052801|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02056441|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02057807|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02067077|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02068684|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000418379|A02091327|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:7ca180ee-b001-485f-8f66-b75e00c2876e|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Alexander, Lamar, -- 1940-, Blanton, Ray, -- 1930-1996, Political corruption -- Tennessee -- History -- 20th century, Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1951-
title_display Coup : the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal
title_full Coup : the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal / by Keel Hunt, Coup The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal
title_short Coup :
title_sub the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal
topic_facet Alexander, Lamar, Blanton, Ray, History, Nonfiction, Political corruption, Politics, Politics and government