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Twelve Years and Thirteen Days

Twelve Years and Thirteen Days: Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone

Copyright Date: 2003
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 100
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    Twelve Years and Thirteen Days
    Book Description:

    Essay by Jeff Blodgett Senator Paul Wellstone is remembered for his infectious enthusiasm and his ardent devotion to helping all people gain a voice in American politics. In a remarkable collection of more than seventy photographs, Twelve Years and Thirteen Days commemorates the Wellstones’s commitment to social and economic justice and will be an inspiration to those throughout the country who share their values.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-9642-0
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Foreword
    (pp. ix-x)

    Paul Wellstone was one of the most valiant public servants I have ever known, and he and his wife Sheila were among the most impressive public couples in America. Paul considered Sheila to be his cosenator and they fought to change this country and affirm the democratic ideals that we cherish. Together, they touched countless lives.

    Paul came seemingly out of nowhere to defeat a well-funded incumbent senator in 1990, but his victory was not a fluke: he built a winning campaign by encouraging thousands of Minnesotans to organize and become involved in the political process to demand a government...

  4. Preface
    (pp. xi-xiv)
  5. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xv-xv)
  6. Portraits of a Passionate Man
    (pp. 1-8)

    Over the weekend of February 28 and March 1, 2003, four months after Paul and Sheila Wellstone died, a symposium was held at Carleton College that examined their lives and their impact on state and national politics. Paul would have loved it—an overflow crowd of former students and staff, political admirers, and people who had never met him showed up to talk about progressive politics and the Wellstone legacy. At one of the forums, someone asked whether Paul Wellstone’s success as a political leader and his ability to win and hold high political office was the result of his...

  7. 1990
    (pp. 9-30)
  8. 1996
    (pp. 31-56)
    (pp. 57-83)
  10. Back Matter
    (pp. 84-84)