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Let the Glory Out
     

Let the Glory Out

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by Al Gore
 

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Winner of the Palimpsest Prize

In a story reminiscent of an old gospel tune heard from a deep words church in Tennessee, LET THE GLORY OUT, by Albert Gore Sr., is at once a telling account of a life spent in politics helping to shape many of the most significant moments of the twentieth century, and a rare glimpse into the private life of a legendary

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Winner of the Palimpsest Prize

In a story reminiscent of an old gospel tune heard from a deep words church in Tennessee, LET THE GLORY OUT, by Albert Gore Sr., is at once a telling account of a life spent in politics helping to shape many of the most significant moments of the twentieth century, and a rare glimpse into the private life of a legendary political family committed to public service. In a refreshingly candid and lively discussion, a picture of the senior Gore emerges as a tireless advocate for social change who stuck to principle and never backed down from controversy. The pride of vistory and the pain of defeat fill every page.
More profound, perhaps, is the personal portrait he gives of his young son, Al Gore Jr., an unsentimental look at at a father's hopes for his son's future, now placed in the context of a son honoring his now deceased father's memory through his own political legacy. From commentary on race relations to words of inspiration for our youth, Gore Sr. embodied the best of Southern progressivism and, along the way, clearly articulated the bedrock issues that have to come define much of American politics today.

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Al Gore, Sr. (1907-1998) reminisces on a life spent in politics, discussing his goals, his successes and his failures, his politics, his experiences working with leaders of the civil rights movement, and his thoughts on the smear campaigns that he blames for the eventual loss of his US Senate seat. He also provides a portrait of his famous son, who contributed the introduction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670424771
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/13/1972
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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Let the Glory Out 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I began the book to help me understand what makes Al Gore tick--knowing that the acorn rarely falls far from the tree. The senior Gore presented here is a thoughtful, sincere, compassionate man who was well ahead of his time. But more than that, I was struck by the incredibly dear and loving eulogy Al Jr. wrote for his father and the wonderful photos of father and son--the intense bond of these men is evident even in the photos. I would recommend it for Democrats and Republicans alike--and for every father who has sons.