Books By: Kirk, Russell

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John Randolph of Roanoke

John Randolph of Roanoke: A Study in American Politics By Russell Kirk

History Political Thought

John Randolph of Roanoke is unique in American political history. For most of his public career Randolph was a leader of the opposition—to both Jeffersonians and Federalists. Only twenty-six when first elected to Congress in 1799, he readily became the most forceful figure at the Capitol.