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The Pursuit of the Dragon Fly: Democracy on Trial -- The Green Years: Memoirs: The Quest -- Volume Three

Fitzgerald, Timothy K.

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ISBN 10: 1612048838 / ISBN 13: 9781612048833
Published by Strategic Book Publishing, 2012
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Title: The Pursuit of the Dragon Fly: Democracy on ...

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Tim Fitzgerald's unusual 'rags to riches' trilogy concludes in this volume, finishing his three volume study of the social history of the working class of the San Francisco Bay Area and the lot of the working poor and disadvantaged throughout the Cold War era of the 20th Century. Reading like historical novels, Fitzgerald plies his craft of creative non-fiction deftly, using detailed description of poverty in America as he knew it. This work turns on an unexpected and clever climax as the author champions four crusades he led in the 90s. "Tim Fitzgerald has fought demons for years. His struggles reflect upon the problems with US mental health and legal systems which categorize sick people as criminals who are denied the medical care they deserve. Tim's struggle reflects one man's attempt to find meaning and redemption by self-education." - William Schwent, Songwriter and Poet "As Tim knows, I have never agreed with his frequent forays in electoral politics, and I think he greatly overstates the political significance of the California Green Party in this third volume of his memoirs. Despite this, and other tiresome expressions of self-importance, the integrity of his lifelong battle for dignity and justice shines through like a beacon. His emotional honesty is breathtaking. It is truly an important contribution to what he calls "a social history of the working class." - Sandy Perry, Outreach Minister, CHAM Deliverance Ministry "... Tim Fitzgerald and I worked fairly closely on our memoirs in Mammoth Lakes, but I couldn't tell... when Tim was often forcibly constrained by mental health services, [just] whose vested interests were at stake... Now, in [Pursuit of the Dragon Fly], Tim reveals the differences between personal problems and bureaucratic self interest." - Peter A. Berardo, PhD, Scientist and Author "Tim Fitzgerald was a 'late bloomer' whose contribution to the community did not [truly] begin to shine until he broke from established tradition in the 90s and thereafter..." - John Lindauer, Economist Chicago Publisher's website:

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This third volume of the Trilogy : "The Quest: Revolution, Revelation, Redemption," examines the 90s and the Post Cold War bonanza of a reborn Silicon Valley emerging from a Defense economy leading to a high tech explosion. Though still following  the impact this REVOLUTIONO had on Inner City Residents and the Green Dissent that was born on the West Coast prior to the Clinton Presidency and touching on subjects not always certain to be included in the Cold War duo of Volume One and Two.

The work - uncertain of its inclusion as part of the three volume series - details the unrest amongst Progressive dissent in the Bay Area and throughout the West Coast in this sequel. Now likewise an eye-witness account of several Bay Area GRASS ROOTS moments leading to the decision to pit Ralph Nader as the spokesperson of Green Dissent in the much disputed Presidential election of 2000 - though unlike his own book 'Crashing the Party" seen from the eyes of one of the leaders from the sidelines.

An expose' on the early history of the Green Party phenomena taking up some of the issues of Green Party Leader Media Benjamen in her  own work "I, Senator" -- a definitive account of Green issues now believed to be out of print.

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