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Paul Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  50 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
"Paul Wellstone, we miss you. Few politicians, especially these days, are as willing to stand up and speak the truth as Wellstone was. In this era of flaccid rhetoric and pre-approved sound bites, he had the rare ability to ignite a fire in his audiences. Bill Lofy's excellent biography rekindles that fire and reminds us just how much politicians of Wellstone's honesty, ch ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 15th 2005 by University of Michigan Press (first published 2005)
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Mike Edwards
Nov 28, 2011 Mike Edwards rated it it was ok
A short biography written by a personal friend of Wellstone shortly after Wellstone's tragic death. I did learn some new information about Wellstone, a man I very much admire, although the book is at times so gushing in its praise that it annoyed even me. The book made me yearn for a more thorough and balanced look at Wellstone's life, career, and impact.
Brett Rowlett
Sep 18, 2007 Brett Rowlett rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to change the world
Shelves: non-fiction, politics
This was a quick and enjoyable read. Paul Wellstone, love him or hate him, was the type of politician we need more of. I'm a little bias, because Wellstone is very much a hero of mine. But if you're into politics, I encourage you to take the time to read this book. The selected speeches at the end of the book were amazing!
Karl
May 29, 2010 Karl rated it it was amazing
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A solid book about one of the best men to make it to the United States Senate. May not be worth the read for beautiful writing, but worth the read because Paul's story is one we should all know.
Ruth
Jul 28, 2010 Ruth rated it really liked it
An inspiring and well written book. Makes me wish I had followed Wellstone more closely when he was alive. Great quotes from both Wellstone and others.
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Oct 09, 2008 Jim rated it liked it
This book was good not great, but Wellstone's story is inspiring and frankly I needed something like this in these dark political times.
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