Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir

Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir

by Bill Bradley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0788157787

ISBN-13: 9780788157783

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company

During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for thoughtfulness, decency, and a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the rights of Native Americans. All these qualities inform this bestselling memoir, in which Bradley assesses his political career and the experiences that shaped his convictions…  See more details below

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During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for thoughtfulness, decency, and a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the rights of Native Americans. All these qualities inform this bestselling memoir, in which Bradley assesses his political career and the experiences that shaped his convictions, and looks beyond them to consider the state of the American union on the eve of the twenty-first century.

Time Present, Time Past offers an intimate portrait of the day-to-day workings of the Senate: how legislation gets passed and sometimes thwarted; how money is raised and at what cost. But Bradley also writes about deeper questions: What does it mean to be an American in an age of dwindling opportunities and increasing inequality? How much can we expect from our public servants? What do we owe our fellow citizens? The result is a genuinely revelatory book, informed by intelligence, compassion, and unprecedented candor.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788157783
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
1Crystal City3
2The Garden17
3The Walking Town Meeting29
4The World's Greatest Deliberative Body59
5The Big Picture91
6Outside the Frame117
7The Media Burn145
8Money Is Power162
9Night Thoughts194
10The Closed Frontier214
11Getting to Billings236
12Trouble with Unions250
13The Scotch-Irish Nation267
14The Original Americans290
15The Creedal Society317
16Across the Great Divide354
17Promises to Keep394
18A River That Still Runs416
Afterword to the Vintage Edition425
Acknowledgments431
Index433

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