McCulloch of Ohio: For the Republic
This book tells a story of civic valor. That is, the willingness to place nation ahead of self and justice ahead of expediency. As readers will learn, its title character, longtime Ohio Congressman William M. McCulloch played a pivotal role in the passage of the major civil rights legislation of the 1960’s.
The larger story is not what he did, but why, and how. William McCulloch fought for justice and equality because it was in his nature to do so. The purpose of the fight, he said, was not to achieve victory but to create the reconciliation that civil society requires.