Straight from the heart: my life in politics and other places

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Simon and Schuster, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Ann Richards--keynote speaker of the 1988 Democratic convention and front-runner in the 1990 Texas gubernatorial race--offers a smart, candid look at her life in politics and the struggles she has won.

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I've never been at all interested in the writings of politicos, so since I do admire Ann Richards, I've chosen to read this book to fulfill the 'political memoir' category of the 2016 Reading ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Ann Richards was governor of Texas from 1990 to 1994, and has been active in politics for over half a century. In 1988 she gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She divides her time between Texas and New York City.

Daniel Petrocelli has been practicing law with the Los Angeles-based law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp for nearly twenty years. As a result of his work on the O.J. Simpson civil case and other high-profile cases, Mr. Petrocelli has gained national prominence as a trial lawyer, lecturer, and contributor to a wide array of legal commentary. Mr. Petrocelli lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Marian, and their two children, Rachel and Adam. Triumph of Justice is Mr. Petrocelli's first book.
Peter Knobler wrote the best-selling political memoir All's Fair with James Carville and Mary Matalin. He is coauthor, with former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, of Turnaround. Mr. Knobler has written best-selling autobiographies with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Texas Governor Ann Richards, Thomas "Hollywood Henderson, and Hakeem Olajuwon. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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