Senator Alan Bible and the Politics of the New West
Bible's senate career is largely the story of water projects, mining legislation, and land and resource development to advance the cause of economic ... Show synopsis Bible's senate career is largely the story of water projects, mining legislation, and land and resource development to advance the cause of economic expansion. He deeply admired Lyndon Johnson, and his fifteen-year relationship with the president resulted in enormous economic benefits for Nevada and personal rewards for its senior senator. Throughout his career, Bible carried the LBJ banner and brand. Bible's leadership resulted in the greatest expansion of parks, historical monuments, and recreation areas in American history. Through such legislative achievements, Bible left an everlasting imprint on the lives of millions of Americans. He played a key legislative role in the preservation of eighty million acres of Alaska wilderness for parks, wildlife, the forest service, and wilderness protection - perhaps his greatest contribution to our national heritage.