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Author Chafee, Lincoln D., 1953-

Title Against the tide : how a compliant Congress empowered a reckless president / Lincoln Chafee.

Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  328.73092 CHAF    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description x, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. A Stiff Dose of Truth -- 2. Warwick Politics 101 -- 3. Loyal Bullfrogs -- 4. Winning in 2000 -- 5. The Stalking Horse -- 6. Al-Qaeda Strikes -- 7. Beating the War Drum -- 8. Congress Stands Down -- 9. The Party of Old King Coal -- 10. Mission Accomplished -- 11. The Summer of Blinking Red -- 12. In Cycle -- 13. The Kitchen Test -- 14. Stacking the Court -- 15. Truman's Eagle -- 16. Standing In for the President -- 17. Strong Neighbors -- 18. The Dual Victories -- 19. The Future.
Summary "In this smart, candid, and surprising political memoir, Lincoln Chafee offers a behind-the-scenes look at the first six years of the Bush Administration from the vantage point of one of the few Republican moderates in the Senate." "Unabashedly frank, Chafee's memoir recounts his political journey from small-town mayor to a voice crying from the congressional wilderness. He offers a forward-looking assessment of what comes next for the Republican and Democratic parties, and he also addresses the potential rise of a third party within the void created by bipartisan extremism. Most important, Chafee sounds a wake-up call to his party, and to all Americans, by challenging our government to strive, as Abraham Lincoln once articulated, "to elevate the condition of men.""--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Chafee, Lincoln D., 1953-
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Political and social views.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Dissenters -- United States -- Biography.
Conservatism -- United States.
Mayors -- Rhode Island -- Warwick -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
ISBN 9780312383046