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A nation of wusses : how America's leaders lost the guts to make us great, Ed Rendell

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A nation of wusses : how America's leaders lost the guts to make us great
Title
A nation of wusses
Title remainder
how America's leaders lost the guts to make us great
Statement of responsibility
Ed Rendell
Title variation
nation of wusses
Title variation remainder
how Americas leaders lost the guts to make us great
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explains in rollicking stories ranging from the profane to the profound that most hard choices are only "hard" because the polls conflict with your principles. Revisits the high points of Ed Rendell's career and current landscape to define the political fights his peers seem just as afraid of winning as losing"--
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10129773
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DLC
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1944-
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Rendell, Edward G.
Dewey number
973.932
Index
index present
LC call number
E907
LC item number
.R46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Political culture
  • Self-sacrifice
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
Target audience
adult
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how America's leaders lost the guts to make us great
Label
A nation of wusses : how America's leaders lost the guts to make us great, Ed Rendell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The wussification of America -- "We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!" -- "I wear blue, take me too" -- Only a smart Jewish lawyer can turn this city around -- The truth about waste, fraud and abuse -- "Fast Eddie, we are ready" -- What's a nice Jewish boy doing holding hands with Louis Farrakhan? -- "We don't cover plane landings!" -- "Harper Valley PTA" -- Animals I have known -- How to get uninvited to a Christmas party you were never invited to -- How my love affair with Philadelphia made me governor -- Lobbyists' rule: no money for school -- "Behold the Turtle" -- How two young non-wuss Pittsburgh women stared down the Hatian and U.S. governments -- Sports and politics -- "Like a Sturgeon" -- "Hillary, Hillary ..." -- Change we can believe in: How the best communicator in campaign history has been badly outcommunicated as President -- "Know when to fold 'em" -- Please, please don't honor me -- Build, baby, build: "Infrastructure," the least sexy word in the English language -- Stand and defend: There are some things worth losing for -- "The Charge of the Wuss Brigade!" -- Does government create jobs? -- Is honesty the best policy? -- The top ten reasons why most American politicians are wusses -- How to get our democracy back on track-electoral reform
Control code
2011053471
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 244 p.
Isbn
9781118279052
Lccn
2011053471
Label
A nation of wusses : how America's leaders lost the guts to make us great, Ed Rendell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The wussification of America -- "We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!" -- "I wear blue, take me too" -- Only a smart Jewish lawyer can turn this city around -- The truth about waste, fraud and abuse -- "Fast Eddie, we are ready" -- What's a nice Jewish boy doing holding hands with Louis Farrakhan? -- "We don't cover plane landings!" -- "Harper Valley PTA" -- Animals I have known -- How to get uninvited to a Christmas party you were never invited to -- How my love affair with Philadelphia made me governor -- Lobbyists' rule: no money for school -- "Behold the Turtle" -- How two young non-wuss Pittsburgh women stared down the Hatian and U.S. governments -- Sports and politics -- "Like a Sturgeon" -- "Hillary, Hillary ..." -- Change we can believe in: How the best communicator in campaign history has been badly outcommunicated as President -- "Know when to fold 'em" -- Please, please don't honor me -- Build, baby, build: "Infrastructure," the least sexy word in the English language -- Stand and defend: There are some things worth losing for -- "The Charge of the Wuss Brigade!" -- Does government create jobs? -- Is honesty the best policy? -- The top ten reasons why most American politicians are wusses -- How to get our democracy back on track-electoral reform
Control code
2011053471
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 244 p.
Isbn
9781118279052
Lccn
2011053471

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