By Marjorie Meyer Arsht

ISBN-10: 1585444766

ISBN-13: 9781585444762

All the best way from Yoakum tells the tale of the lengthy, eventful lifetime of a Jewish “good woman” from small-town Texas who turned a striking girl of her time and a number one mild in Houston and Texas politics.

One of the founders of the trendy Republican get together in Texas, Marjorie Meyer Arsht served as a nation social gathering committeewoman and used to be the 1st Jewish girl to run as a Republican for the country legislature. changing into lively in politics within the Nineteen Fifties, she was once heavily considering the early profession of George H. W. Bush.

A member of the famous Texas family members (Meyer, Cohen) that owned Foley Brothers division shop and gave Cohen apartment to Rice collage, she recollects the contentious mid-century department within the Jewish group over the problem of Zionism that break up congregations and grew to become buddies into sour antagonists. previously president of the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood, Arsht served as a countrywide spokesperson for a tremendous American anti-Zionist organization.

When she grew to become seventy, Arsht used to be operating as a speechwriter and high-level assistant within the division of Housing and concrete improvement in Washington whereas additionally serving as a regent of Texas Southern collage, the place she spearheaded a couple of very important reforms. furthermore, she endured to run the small, self sustaining power improvement and funding corporation based via her past due husband.

From her formative years as a member of 1 of the few Jewish households in small-town Yoakum, Texas, to her years of political activism and social involvement, she bargains a relocating account of an indomitable spirit, one who will supply either concept and an knowing of ways the Republican social gathering got here to be the dominant strength in Texas politics.

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