Paul Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive

Paul Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive

by Bill Lofy (Author), WalterMondale (Afterword)


The inspirational story of the life and political career of one of the most compelling figures in the history of modern American politics This fast-paced and readable biography of Senator Paul Wellstone is an indispensable guide for anyone concerned about what ails politics today. It should be required reading for every progressive - indeed anyone interested in politics - who seeks not only a fascinating life story but a relevant handbook on how to understand the business of politics in a jaded age of political chicanery, hypocrisy, and corruption. Paul Wellstone was a child of immigrants raised in difficult circumstances; a heartland progressive, well-educated and sophisticated but down-to-earth; charismatic; a politician loved by his own party but adept at reaching across party lines. With an appendix that includes some of Wellstone's key speeches


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Published: 09 Sep 2005

ISBN 10: 0472031198
ISBN 13: 9780472031191

Media Reviews
This vividly written book captures the life and personal qualities of the late Senator Paul Wellstone. In so doing it provides an illuminating gloss on 'Max Weber's seminal exposition of the political vocation. It is a jewel of a book. - Fred Greenstein, Princeton University
Author Bio
Bill Lofy is Communications Director of Wellstone Action, the foundation created to carry on Paul and Sheila Wellstone's legacy after their death. Lofy was also a friend and confidante of the senator. This is his first book.