The Good Fight: A Life In Liberal Politics by Walter F. MondaleThe Good Fight: A Life In Liberal Politics by Walter F. Mondale

The Good Fight: A Life In Liberal Politics

byWalter F. Mondale, David Hage

Paperback | December 15, 2013

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During more than five decades in public life, Walter Mondale has played a leading role in America’s movement for social change—in civil rights, environmentalism, consumer protection, and women’s rights—and helped to forge the modern Democratic Party. Here, with a measured tone of reason and a belief in compromise, Mondale reflects on a career of highs and lows with a set of unwavering progressive values at its core.

Including a new preface in this paperback edition, The Good Fight is a compelling account of a lifetime of public service that sheds light on important events and issues of recent American history and how they affect our lives today.

Walter F. Mondale figured prominently in American politics for five decades, as a state attorney general, U.S. senator from Minnesota, vice president of the United States, Democratic candidate for president in 1984, and U.S. ambassador to Japan. He lives in Minneapolis.David Hage is an editor at the Star Tribune of Minneapolis and St. ...
Title:The Good Fight: A Life In Liberal PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:December 15, 2013Publisher:University Of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816691665

ISBN - 13:9780816691661


Table of Contents



Introduction: Taking Care

1. A Progressive Takes Root

2. High Tide

3. The Fight for Equality

4. Lost Trust: Vietnam and the Election of 1968

5. Poverty and Opportunity

6. The Battle for a More Responsive Senate

7. Spies, Security, and the Rule of Law

8. Meeting a New Democrat

9. Our First Year in the White House

10. Showing the World a Different America

11. America in an Age of Limits

12. Hostage Crisis

13. The Election of 1980

14. Mondale vs. Reagan

15. An Alliance in Asia

16. Looking Forward



Editorial Reviews

"An illuminating memoir by a notably decent, thoughtful, genuine, likable, and underestimated American leader. Walter Mondale offers a memorable, sometimes surprising account of vanished worlds—a prewar country boyhood, the liberal farmer-labor politics of old Minnesota, a U.S. Senate in which collegiality was not an epithet, with intriguing glimpses of figures like Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Robert Kennedy, and Eugene McCarthy—as well as a fresh and revealing look at life with President Jimmy Carter and Mondale’s own campaign for the White House. One cannot read this volume without reflecting on how much our political culture has changed, and by no means entirely for the better."—Michael Beschloss