This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Phil Graham - This character is the son of a gruff, hardworking farmer-politician father and schoolteacher mother, Northerners who migrated to Florida before the Depression.
Eugene Isaac Meyer - This character is born in 1875 in Los Angeles and raised by his dominating eldest sister.
Agnes Ernst Meyer - This character is born in 1887 in New York City, descended from a long line of German Lutheran ministers.
Spiro T. Agnew - This character's nomination is called the most bizarre appointment since Caligula named his horse a consul of Rome.
Fritz Beebe -...
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