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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The New American Populists and the Progressive Prescription for America

That's the name of the new book I'm writing, to honor all the wonderful progressive heroes working to bring about lasting, positive, progressive changes for America, and exactly what we can learn from their activism.

Here's the text from the inside of the book jacket:

In the New American Populists, first time author Jeff Richardson delivers a powerful argument for how We, the People, can once again have a proud and prosperous country that serves the need of all its citizens. His approach is unique - he builds each chapter around one of his personal heroes, giving a short biography followed by interviews and lessons that he's learned from each individual that express an important element in the Progressive Movement for lasting social change in this country.

Every man, woman, or child in America who's ever asked the question "What can I do about all this?" will surely learn something valuable from reading this book. Organizers, activists, history professors and politicians - all should have this book on their bookshelf, or better yet, sitting open on their bedside table.

Each of the individuals profiled in this book will inspire you to get involved and to stay motivated, and the ideas they have on how to improve this country will surely motivate you to want to go out and make them a reality.

In the words of the immortal Thom Hartmann, one of many progressive individuals profiled in the book, "Democracy begins with you. Tag, you're it!"


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2 Comments:

At 8:37 PM, Blogger mkimmerling said...

Specific information/history about specific people......hm... offers the reader a chance (even if he/she only connects to one story)
to recognize themselves and their own potential, to find their own heroes, to determine their own path or to start out in the footsteps of a forerunner, but at least encourages one to start walking the walk and lets the reader know that each person has to take that first baby step. Great idea for a book, J. and I'd be very proud to be a part of it.
M

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger Jeffrey Richardson said...

Thanks for the kind words, M. Now all I have to do is write it!

Any ideas on what publishers might be interested?

 

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