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The era of Black revolutionaries ended in the 1970's right? So thought Jason Diggs, successful political speechwriter, lawyer and advisor in the rough and tumble world of local Washington, D.C. politics; but when the city boils over in tensions over gentrification and an election that might lead to the city's first white Mayor in a century, nothing will ever be the same ...more
Paperback, 481 pages
Published September 20th 2010 by WAR ANTHEM PRESS
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From the evocative use of language to the stirring plot, this novel provides an insightful analysis of human behavior and politics.

The rich emotional life of the main character, Jason Diggs, is the backdrop for a description of historical events few have known of before now. From the rise of Washington, D.C.'s Black intellectual class to the development and implementation of DC Home Rule, the writer, Washington, DC lawyer Keith Perry, chronicles the dazzling changes which occ
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A native Washingtonian, Keith spent over 20 years in D.C. politics as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Democratic Committeeman, Mayoral appointee, political strategist and candidate. He is the former Chief of Staff to Councilmember and former four term D.C. Mayor Marion Barry and served as Treasurer for former Mayor Sharon Pratt's victorious campaign. He is an alumnus of Morehouse College ...more
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