Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir

Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir

by Bill Bradley

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Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir by Bill Bradley

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 best-selling 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 21st century. Time Present, Time Past offers an intimate portrait of the day-to-day working 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 means to be an American in an ago 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.



"Strikingly reflects the realities of modern politics, what it looks like, feels like, from the inside."--New York Times Book Review


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307491947
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Bill Bradley has been a three-time basketball All-American at Princeton, an Olympic gold medalist, a Rhodes scholar, and a professional player for ten years with the New York Knicks.  Elected to the Senate from New Jersey in 1978, 1984, and 1990, he has authored extensive legislation, including the Tax Reform Act of 1986.  Bradley has written two previous books, Life on the Run and The Fair Tax. He is married and has one daughter.


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