The son of civic-minded immigrant parents, Ralph Nader was taught from an early age to appreciate the citizen's role in a democracy. For over four decades, Nader has dedicated his life to challenging government and industrial practices-from protecting the environment and battling for consumer and automotive safety to blowing the whistle on corporate corruption. Nader has run for president four times, most recently in 2008. His work has inspired countless others to follow his examples, and many organizations he established continue to work for justice for ordinary Americans. Marcello has captured the public and private Nader in a biography that will intrigue students and general readers. Written with the cooperation of his family, it provides original insight into an icon. The book includes a timeline of his life and achievements.