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Trailblazer A Biography of Jerry Brown

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ISBN-10: 0520275632

ISBN-13: 9780520275638

Edition: 2013

Authors: Chuck McFadden

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/6/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 249
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction: The Comeback Codger
Early Years: Politics and Religion
Going Statewide: Learning the Ropes and Hunting Headlines
The Big Show
Romance, Flip-Flops, and Moonbeams
Back and Forth: Zen and Politics
The Governor-Turned-Mayor and Marriage
The Remarkable Election
Difficult Choices
Three Inaugural Addresses
Authors Note on California's Constitution: Bigger, but Not Necessarily Better