The Thunder and the Sunshine : Four Seasons in a Burnished Life (Hardcover)

Author: Hart, Gary

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Publisher Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Mfg Part# 9781555917395
SKU 215195385
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1555917399
Release Date 4/15/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
Author Info
Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. While a professor at Hofstra University on Long Island, Brinkley had the brilliant idea of taking a class of undergraduates across America by bus, stopping at historic sites and literary landmarks along the way, while reading classic novels and listening to classic rock. The students visited the home of William Faulkner, met the writer William Burroughs, and listened to Brinkley lecture in situ--all for course credit. This amazing journey became his book THE MAJIC BUS. Brinkley has written standard historical studies of figures such as Dean Acheson and James Forrestal, and biographies of Bill Clinton and Rosa Parks. He taught for several years at the University of New Orleans, and that experience informs his post-Katrina book, THE GREAT DELUGE. Brinkley is one of America's more popular and public historians, writing for magazines, appearing on television, and speaking on NPR. His vision of American history is generous and wide-reaching: he has edited the journals of Jack Kerouac, the letters of Hunter S. Thompson, and the diaries of Ronald Reagan.
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Editors Note For almost four decades, from his role in the 1972 George McGovern campaign to his years as a visionary senator, from his leadership on national security issues before and after 9/11 to his role in international environmental issues, Gary Hart has been one of America's great public servants. Through times of triumph and disappointment, Hart's dedication to the ideals of the founding fathers, particularly Thomas Jefferson, and his devotion to the American Republic never wavered. In this insightful, humble, and often humorous account of his political and public life, Hart shares the lessons he has learned in the last forty years, imparting to future generations the significance of public service and the role of America in the world. The Thunder and the Sunshine is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand where we have been as a country, and where we are heading in the twenty-first century.Gary Hart represented the state of Colorado in the US Senate from 1975 until 1987. He is currently scholar in residence at the University of Colorado, co-chair of the US–Russia Commission, and vice chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He was co-chair of the US Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, which predicted the terrorist attacks on America and proposed a sweeping overhaul of US national security structures and policies for the post–Cold War century and the age of terrorism.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0258
Publisher Fulcrum Group

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