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Lying down with the lions; a public life from the streets of Oakland to the halls of power

Dellums, Ronald V. and H., Lee Halterman

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ISBN 10: 0807043184 / ISBN 13: 9780807043189
Published by Beacon Press, Boston, 2000
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220p. + 8p. photos, inscribed and signed by the African American Congressman, very good first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj. Autobiography of the US' most progressive congressman in the second half of the 20th century. Bookseller Inventory # 148118

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Title: Lying down with the lions; a public life ...

Publisher: Beacon Press, Boston

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Compelling, choice reading as well as an important guide to our beloved democracy."* "Here is a man raised in the protective embrace of the African-American community, tested in the volatile cauldron of California politics. Here is a life replete with ambition, intelligence, grit, and luck. And here is a book which will surprise, inform, and delight readers of every political stamp and of all races and religions."—Maya Angelou
"Ron's astute leadership and tireless dedication, so aptly and engagingly described in his book, leave a permanent, everlasting impression about all the good that can come from serving in public office."—*Kweisi Mfume, author of No Free Ride, and president/CEO, NAACP

"Activists who entertain the notion of running for office would do well to grab a copy of Lying Down with the Lions, a fine new record of the political life."—John Nichols, The Nation

"People who mistakenly think that it is impossible to be both principled and effective as a member of Congress know nothing of the career of Ron Dellums. He was in Congress an extremely effective force for social justice in part because his colleagues recognized the depth of his commitment. Dellums and Lee Halterman describe how this worked in this very important book about a very important career."—Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), author of Speaking Frankly

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Ronald V. Dellums represented California's Ninth Congressional District for twenty-seven years. He is now president of Healthcare International Management Company. He lives in Washington, D.C., and will teach at Brandeis University's Heller School in Waltham, Massachusetts, during the spring 2000 semester.

H. Lee Halterman was a member of Dellums's staff and his principal spokesman, as well as the director of policy for the House Armed Services Committee during Dellums' s chairmanship. He lives in San Francisco.

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