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The Resource Trailblazer : a biography of Jerry Brown, Chuck McFadden

Trailblazer : a biography of Jerry Brown, Chuck McFadden

Label
Trailblazer : a biography of Jerry Brown
Title
Trailblazer
Title remainder
a biography of Jerry Brown
Statement of responsibility
Chuck McFadden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McFadden, Chuck
Dewey number
  • 979.4/05092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F866.2.B732
LC item number
M44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, Jerry
  • Governors
  • California
Label
Trailblazer : a biography of Jerry Brown, Chuck McFadden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-217) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 230 p.
Isbn
9780520275638
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012033542
Other control number
40022115074
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808245070
  • (OCoLC)ocn808245070
Label
Trailblazer : a biography of Jerry Brown, Chuck McFadden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-217) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 230 p.
Isbn
9780520275638
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012033542
Other control number
40022115074
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808245070
  • (OCoLC)ocn808245070

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