Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - History - 269 pages
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A congressman who has served for more than fifty years presents a cautionary argument against current Bush administration practices that he contends disrupt the balance of governmental power, limits public participation in decision-making, and compromises privacy, in a call to action that reminds readers of the Constitution's original purpose. 70,000 first printing.
  

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User Review  - Destinie - Goodreads

Now reading Obama's 2007 book and he cites Senator Byrd several times. Great dedication. Read full review

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User Review  - ShiraDestinie - Goodreads

Now reading Obama's 2007 book and he cites Senator Byrd several times. Great dedication. Read full review

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Contents

CHANGING THE TONE
17
AN UNPATRIOTIC ACT
37
WORMS IN THE WOOD
56
TOUGH TALK AND AFGHANISTAN
82
HOMELAND INSECURITY
98
CONFRONTING THE AXIS OF EVIL
121
OUT OF BUSINESS
153
SELLING THE WAR
178
EIGHT SPEECHES FROM THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE
215
The Greatest Generations October 18 2001
223
A Lesson from History October 10 2002
230
America Unguarded February 11 2003
236
We Stand Passively Mute February 12 2003
244
A Troubling Speech May 6 2003
250
The Emperor Has No Clothes October 17 2003
254
A Budget of Gimmicks False Promises and Unrealistic Expectations February 27 2004
261

EPILOGUE
209

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Senator Byrd's journey from the hard-scrabble coalfields to the marbled halls of Congress has inspired generations of people in West Virginia and throughout the nation. From reading the stories of the Founding Fathers as a young boy by the light of a kerosene lamp to the swearing of an oath for more than a half century to guard the United States Constitution, Senator's Byrd's life is legendary.

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