Standing up to the Madness

Standing up to the Madness

Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times

Book - 2008
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A timely, inspiring, and even revolutionary look at who wields the greatest power in America--everyday people who take a chance and stand up for what they believe in--but also offers advice on what you can do to help. The sister-brother team of Amy and David Goodman traveled the country to detail the ways in which grassroots activists have taken politics out of the hands of politicians. As the Bush administration has waged war abroad and at home, it has catalyzed a vast groundswell of political action. This book tells the stories of everyday citizens who have challenged the government and prevailed. From African-American residents of deluged New Orleans who are fighting to regain their homes, to four librarians who refused to spy on their patrons, challenged the PATRIOT Act, and won, citizens are rising to extraordinary challenges--and changing the way that politics is done.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion,, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781401322885
Branch Call Number: 973.931 GO
Characteristics: xiii, 250 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Goodman, David 1959-


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Mar 05, 2011

Some great content in this book. The accounts are startling and distrurbing, but they mostly revolve around the Bush administration in the US (Goodman is American afterall). I would love to read this type of book describing Canadian events and Canadian "ordinary heroes"! My complaint is that nothing is left to subtlety - I felt shoved to conclusions by Goodman rather than allowed to reach them on my own.


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