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From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again (DOUBLE-SIGNED, ASSOCIATION, THE KATHY AUGUSTINE COPY): ... From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again (DOUBLE-SIGNED, ASSOCIATION, THE KATHY AUGUSTINE COPY): ... From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again (DOUBLE-SIGNED, ASSOCIATION, THE KATHY AUGUSTINE COPY): ... From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again (DOUBLE-SIGNED, ASSOCIATION, THE KATHY AUGUSTINE COPY): ...

From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again (DOUBLE-SIGNED, ASSOCIATION, THE KATHY AUGUSTINE COPY)

Vucanovich, Barbara F. and Patricia D. Cafferata

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ISBN 10: 0874176239 / ISBN 13: 9780874176230
Published by University of Nevada Press, Reno, Nev., 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first printing, with full number line. Fine in fine, probably unread. With a background as U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt's Northern Nevada campaign manager, Vucanovich became a first-time political candidate in 1982 at age 61, running for Congress in the state's newly created Second Congressional District. The "fighting grandma" became the first woman elected to Congress from the Silver State, serving for 14 years. Autobiography written with her daughter, former Assemblywoman, former district attorney and former state Treasurer Patricia D. Cafferata. Book is signed on the title page by both authors, in what appears to be the same blue fine-point but in different hands, "Barbara F. Vucanovich & Patricia D. Cafferata," dated "Novermber 28, 2005 Reno," and inscribed in Barbara Vucanovich's hand above the signatures "To Kathy Augustine -- Thanks for all of your years of public service." This book was purchased at the Kathy Augustine estate auction in Las Vegas June 23, 2007. Kathy Augustine, 50, was the first woman to hold the elected office of Nevada state controller and was seeking vindication by campaigning for re-election to that office when she was found dead at home on July 11, 2006. Augustine had been impeached, tried and convicted by the state Senate in 2004 for admitted violations of state ethics laws, was censured and fined a record $15,000 by the state Ethics Commission but allowed to retain her office. Kathy Augustine's fourth husband, Chaz Higgs, went on trial in Reno, Nev. June 18, 2007 and was convicted June 29 of the murder of Kathy Augustine by injection of the powerful muscle relaxant succinylcholine. A presumed unique signed association copy, linking three women who are significant Nevada historical & political figures. Photocopy of Augustine estate auction receipt itemizing the box of books in which this volume was found will be enclosed with volume. Check our listings for other signed Augustine estate books. Nevada political history. Reduced from $47. Bookseller Inventory # 000035

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Title: From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again (...

Publisher: University of Nevada Press, Reno, Nev.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Full-bound Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed Both Authors to Kathy A

Edition: 1st Edition

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When Reno Republican Barbara Vucanovich was elected to Congress in 1982, she became the first Nevada woman ever elected to a federal office, and the first person to represent Nevada's newly created Second Congressional District Campaigning as a ""tough grandmother,"" she distinguished herself during her fourteen-year service in the U.S. House of Representatives by her indefatigable efforts on behalf of her state, her commitment to the conservative ideals of her party and the needs of her constituency, and her commonsense approach to politics and her own life. In this engaging, richly informative memoir, Vucanovich reflects with candor and modesty on her political career and the long road that led to it - her years as mother of a growing family, businesswoman, and community and Republican Party volunteer, and her introduction to politics as the northern Nevada manager of several of Paul Laxalt's campaigns. Encouraged by Laxalt to run for Nevada's new congressional seat, she became a sixty-one-year-old first-time political candidate. Vucanovich's lively accounts of campaigning and office-holding offer a rare insider's view of the day-to-day realities of a political career - the excitement and exhaustion of hard-fought campaigns; the endless cross-country commutes to maintain contact with constituents; the inner workings of Congress as bills are written, debated, and voted on. Her profiles of other politicians, from Reno city leaders to Nevada state and national officeholders to her congressional colleagues to presidents of the United States, offer valuable insight into the personalities and politics of some of the most important American political figures of the past half-century. This is a book that offers any reader, of whatever political persuasion, an exceptionally vivid account of politics on both the state and national levels during a notably turbulent era.

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Barbara Vucanovich retired from the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. She lives in Reno, Nevada, where she remains active in Republican Party and community activities. Patricia D. Cafferata is an attorney who shares her mother's love of politics, serving as Nevada State Treasurer and later as district attorney of Lincoln, Lander, and Esmeralda Counties, She lives in Reno.

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