Tom DeLay was nicknamed "the Hammer" for his hard-charging, take-no-prisoners style of leadership. Liberals despise him, but for conservatives he's a hero—one of the architects of the 1994 Republican revolution. For twelve years afterward, he was the driving force of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. In this memoir, DeLay shares stories from his entire career, starting with his early, raucous days in Texas; his personal conversion to Christ and how that changed his personal and political life; his work with other rebels to sow the seeds of the 1994 takeover; and his ascension to leadership in the House. He also discusses his dedication to abused and neglected children, and his battle to fend off a ten-year barrage of allegations of wrongdoing, which ultimately led to his decision to resign from Congress. Finally, he unveils a blueprint agenda for the country's next group of elected leaders.—From publisher description.The former congressman from Texas discusses the experiences that have shaped him, the details of his personal conversion to Christ that profoundly changed his life, and his finals days in Congress.
An account of the personal life and professional achievements of the troubled 1970s basketball star, from his relationship with his obsessive father and unbroken college scoring record to the personal demons that challenged his life and his evangelical Christian faith.
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The authors share their never-before-told story of romance, resilience, and survival following Bob's traumatic brain injury after an improvised explosive device went off near the tank that he was riding in while covering a story in Iraq.
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Documents the author's efforts to learn about his mother's life in the years after her death, a personal quest during which he rediscovered the Jewish immigrant Bronx of the 1930s and 1940s and his grandparent's impact on his mother's dreams to flee her home and acquire an education. By the author of Jew vs. Jew. 40,000 first printing.
The author of Solitaire continues her autobiographical account of dealing with anorexia and its aftermath, looking at the role personality plays in influencing eating disorders, the role eating disorders have played in her own life, the causes and consequences of the problem, and life after these devastating ailments.