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The Resource From the left : a life in the crossfire, Bill Press

From the left : a life in the crossfire, Bill Press

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From the left : a life in the crossfire
Title
From the left
Title remainder
a life in the crossfire
Statement of responsibility
Bill Press
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The name Bill Press is synonymous with honest journalism, intelligent commentary, and progressive politics. But based on where he came from, it's a wonder he didn't end up a Trump voter. He grew up in a blue-collar family in a small town in Delaware south of the Mason-Dixon line, where segregation was the rule. As a Catholic, he was taught that abortion, divorce, sex outside of marriage, and homosexuality were morally wrong: beliefs later reinforced in ten years of seminary studies for the priesthood. He was on his way to be a rock-ribbed conservative. So what went right for him that he swerved so far to the left? In From the Left, Press shows this gradual transformation, starting with two years of studies in Europe and a providential escape to California. From Sacramento he made his way to Southern California television and talk radio as a political commentator and liberal talk show host. Jumping to Washington and national cable TV, Press hosted Crossfire and The Spin Room on CNN, and Buchanan and Press on MSNBC. A member of the White House Press Corps and columnist for Tribune Media Services and The Hill, Press was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders and hosted two of the Senator's first presidential strategy sessions in his living room. If you're already on the left, you'll cheer a fellow traveler. If not yet there, you soon will be" --
Summary
A memoir by the White House Press Corps member, talk radio host and political commentator shares insights into the conservative upbringing and years in seminary studies that made him an unlikely progressive, tracing his work on such programs as Crossfire, The Spin Room and Buchanan and Press
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From Amazon
Biography type
autobiography
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10625528
Cataloging source
DLC
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1940-
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Press, Bill
Dewey number
  • 791.44092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Press, Bill
  • Press, Bill
  • Radio personalities
  • Television personalities
  • Political activists
  • Political activists
  • Radio personalities
  • Television personalities
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a life in the crossfire
Label
From the left : a life in the crossfire, Bill Press
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: don't take no shit -- Canal rat on the Delaware -- Joining God's army -- California dreamin' -- Lower your expectations -- Bill press, true American -- Bill Press for Senate -- "Pat, you ignorant slut!" -- MSNBC and beyond -- Life inside the beltway -- Feel the Bern
Control code
ocn983605796
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250147158
Lccn
2017045656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)983605796
Label
From the left : a life in the crossfire, Bill Press
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: don't take no shit -- Canal rat on the Delaware -- Joining God's army -- California dreamin' -- Lower your expectations -- Bill press, true American -- Bill Press for Senate -- "Pat, you ignorant slut!" -- MSNBC and beyond -- Life inside the beltway -- Feel the Bern
Control code
ocn983605796
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250147158
Lccn
2017045656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)983605796

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