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.
The Edge of Paradise
Rosalie gave up her dreams of being a singer for love. But when her beloved young husband dies leaving her to raise two boys alone, the spunky widow takes on two jobs to keep her family afloat- secretary to a law firm by day, waitress at The Edge of Paradise Café by night. Years later, a second marriage proved disastrous. When the not-so-nice Mr.…
"Strikingly reflects the realities of modern politics, what it looks like, feels like, from the inside." – New York Times Book ReviewFrom the Trade Paperback edition.