Turning Points: A Memoir

Turning Points: A Memoir

by George A. Sinner, Bob Jansen
     
 

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George "Bud" Sinner was the governor of North Dakota from 1984 to1992, one of the most difficult periods in North Dakota history. Sinner became governor during a time of crisis on the northern Great Plains: the traditional problems of outmigration and uncertain commodity prices were dramatically worsened by a protracted drought, weak tax revenues,

Overview

George "Bud" Sinner was the governor of North Dakota from 1984 to1992, one of the most difficult periods in North Dakota history. Sinner became governor during a time of crisis on the northern Great Plains: the traditional problems of outmigration and uncertain commodity prices were dramatically worsened by a protracted drought, weak tax revenues, high interest rates, and one of the greatest farm foreclosure crises in American history.

Written in Sinner's warm, approachable style, his memoirs touch upon the serious, the hilarious, and the heartbreaking. This is the story of a Catholic farm boy who studied for the priesthood but discovered that his true vocation was public service. Turning Points exhibits Bud Sinner's characteristic outspokenness about life and power, friendship and faith, agriculture and community, public affairs and personal ethics.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
PRAIRIE ROSES: To former North Dakota Gov. George “Bud” Sinner for rolling out his memoir, “Turning Point,” at several events in Fargo last week. The first-person account (which was titled by his wife, Jane) of his years in public service was written in concert with his former press secretary, Bob Jansen. The book is heavy on the governor’s recollections, stories and even an embellishment or two, which is permitted in memoirs. It’s an insightful and personal remembrance of life in the governor’s office and life in the political spotlight. Sinner’s sometimes irreverent wit and the questions he leaves unanswered make for an intriguing read. Students of the state’s history will find the book a valuable addition to the record.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982559758
Publisher:
Dakota Institute, The
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
1,148,094
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Before his two terms as governor, George A. "Bud" Sinner had been a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives and the State Senate, served on the State Board of Higher Education, and was a partner in the family farm near Casselton, North Dakota.

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