For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father's Fight for Gun Safety

For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father's Fight for Gun Safety

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948062329
Publisher: Apollo Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 703,511
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andy Parker is the father of Alison Parker, a journalist killed on live television, and a national gun reform advocate who has appeared on all major news networks, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox, on programs such as CBS Sunday Morning, Face the Nation, Anderson Cooper 360, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell, and many more; written op-eds for a variety of publications, such as Washington Post, New York Daily News, CNN.com, Huffington Post, and Newsweek; and been interviewed for publications ranging from the New York Times to Time magazine. Parker has worked to develop commonsense gun legislation with activists such as the Giffords organization, the Brady Campaign, Everytown for Gun Safety, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Together with his wife, Barbara, Parker runs the For Alison Foundation, which creates opportunities for children in southern Virginia to experience the arts. Previously, Parker was a Broadway actor, a politician, and the owner of a headhunting firm. He lives in Martinsville, VA.


Senator Tim Kaine has represented the State of Virginia in the United States Senate since 2013. He is cochair of the bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus and a member of a wealth of Senate committees, including Armed Services; Budget; Foreign Relations; and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). He is ranking member of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism. Prior to working at the Senate, he was a graduate of Harvard Law School and served as the 38th lieutenant governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006 and the 70th governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010. Senator Kaine was the Democratic Party's nominee for vice president of the United States in the 2016 election, running alongside Hillary Clinton. Senator Kaine lives in Richmond, VA.


Ben R. Williams is a Virginia-based writer and editor, and a reporter at the Martinsville Bulletin . He lives in Bassett, VA.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Alison
  • Chapter 2: The Day, Part One
  • Chapter 3: The Day, Part Two
  • Chapter 4: The Day, Part Three
  • Chapter 5: The Night
  • Chapter 6: The Club Nobody Wants to Join
  • Chapter 7: The Whirlwind
  • Chapter 8: The Coolest Dad in the World
  • Chapter 9: Celebration of Life
  • Chapter 10: Thoughts and Prayers
  • Chapter 11: The Anti-NRA
  • Chapter 12: The Wedding
  • Chapter 13: On Call
  • Chapter 14: The Opposition
  • Chapter 15: The Actor
  • Chapter 16: Ashes
  • Chapter 17: Swords to Plowshares
  • Chapter 18: Alison’s Legacy
  • Chapter 19: Citizen Chris
  • Chapter 20: Victory
  • Chapter 21: Keep Paddling