Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown (Hardback)
  • Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown (Hardback)
zoom

Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown (Hardback)

(author)
£25.00
Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 12/04/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this first biography of Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. in more than thirty years, Chuck McFadden explores the unique persona of one of the most idiosyncratic politicians in California history. Son of California political royalty who forged his own political style against the tumultuous backdrop of a huge, balkanized state - and shoved to and fro by complex currents - Jerry Brown plumbed his visionary impulses as well as his grandiose ambitions. McFadden traces Brown's childhood in San Francisco, his time studying for the priesthood, his unusual political career, and his romances - including a long-term relationship with singer Linda Ronstadt. He describes Brown's first two terms as governor advocating for farm workers, women and minorities, his time roaming the world in a spiritual quest, and his return to the gritty world of politics as chairman of the California Democratic Party and then mayor of Oakland. Political experts weigh in with thoughts about the remarkable 2010 campaign that saw the 72-year-old Brown winning his third term in office while being vastly outspent by Republican Meg Whitman. Concise, insightful, and enlivened by the events and personalities that colored the history of California, "Trailblazer" provides an intimate portrait of the pugnacious, adept politician who has bucked national trends to become a leader of one of the largest economies in the world.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520275638
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

Gentleman Jack
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Bloody Brilliant Women
Added to basket
Prince Albert
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Becoming
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
The Cut Out Girl
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Battle Scars
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Queen Victoria
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Renia's Diary
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
The Pianist of Yarmouk
Added to basket
Churchill
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Paperback
First Man In
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Added to basket
Thomas Cromwell
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.