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Barbara Jordan Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder

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ISBN-10: 0292716370

ISBN-13: 9780292716377

Edition: 2007

Authors: Barbara Jordan, Max Sherman

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Revered by Americans across the political spectrum, Barbara Jordan was "the most outspoken moral voice of the American political system," in the words of former President Bill Clinton, who awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. Throughout her career as a Texas senator, U.S. congresswoman, and distinguished professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Barbara Jordan lived by a simple creed: "Ethical behavior means being honest, telling the truth, and doing what you said you were going to do." Her strong stand for ethics in government, civil liberties, and democratic values still provides a standard around which the nation can unite in the twenty-first century.…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 2/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Biography of Barbara Jordan, with Student Comments
My Personal Introduction of Barbara JordanErosion of Civil Liberties: Commencement Speech
Howard University, May 11, 1974The National Political StageRising to the Occasion
The Constitutional Basis for Impeachment, U.S. House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearings, July 25, 1974
Center Stage: Democratic National Convention Keynote Address, July 12, 1976
The Spotlight after Congress: Democratic National Convention Keynote Address, July 13, 1992
Barbara Jordan's Take on Three Twenty-First-Century Political Issues
Confirmation of Supreme Court Justices: Testimony in Opposition to the Nomination of Robert Bork, September 17, 1987
Immigration Reform: Congressional Testimony as Chair of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, March 29, 1995
Religious Faith and Politics: Prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 2, 1978
Address at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 2, 1984
The Sylvanus Thayer AwardUnswerving Dedication to Principle: 1995 Sylvanus Thayer Award Citation, West Point, October 5
Barbara Jordan's Thayer Award Acceptance
Epilogue: Remarks of Bill Moyers at the Memorial Service for Barbara Jordan, University of Texas at Austin, January 28, 1996
Notes