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Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir
by Bill Bradley (Goodreads Author)
During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for thoughtfulness, decency, and a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the rights of Native Americans. All these qualities inform this best-selling memoir, in which Bradley assesses his political career and the experiences that shaped his convictions, an ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published January 14th 1997 by Vintage
(first published January 16th 1996)
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I first read TIME PRESENT, TIME PAST in 2000. Since Bill Bradley was kind enough to provide a positive blurb for the cover of my book I decided to reread his memoir earlier this year. It's much more than a "quick read," something I believe it was never intended to be, and I found it to be even more thought provoking the second time around and at times amazingly prophetic. Having graduated a year behind Senator Bradley at Princeton I was well aware of his dedication and honesty. His book, a well- ...more
A book that I can really recommend for its chapters on race and the American West. As a fan of Bradley the author, as well as Bradley the subject, I was bummed by the slow movement of the the book. Even more disappointing was the lack of continuity -- a chapter will finally pick up steam right as it ends and a whole new topic is picked up in the next chapter.