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“[Wexler’s] tales-from-the-trenches biography juggles his appealing mix of idealism and realism, explanation and anecdote, in just the right amount. . . . This really is a blast of a book to read; getting the behind-the-scenes lowdown on maneuvering legislation through committees, hitting the campaign trail vicariously with a gifted and passionate pol . . . these are experiences political junkies should lap up in big doses.”
And like the rest of us, Wexler has had to fight plenty of losing battles.
If one reads this book, one will probably want to go back to college and study poly sci, after reading Wexler's explanation of Washington politics in laymen's terms.
By the following summer, he was the democratic candidate and I was hosting house party for him and getting to know him and many of his staff pretty well.
Robert Wexler's book should be required reading for all civics students and political science majors. Read morePublished on November 23, 2008 by An American Latina
I've read a few political books in my time and a few biographies, but Fire Breathing Liberal was more fun to read than all of those. Read morePublished on October 25, 2008 by B. Remmers
Jews are often seen as taking over and making it impossible for non-Jews to succeed in "their league". Read morePublished on October 10, 2008 by M. Graham
Congressman Wexler writes fast and in fine strokes, giving one an intimate view of politics on the Hill. Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by Liz Ellerbe
Great book. Informative and a fun read. Expect to get mad but get up and do something about it!Published on August 17, 2008 by H. R. Toney
I have only become aware of Robert Wexler in the last 3 or 4 years, but I can't help but like the guy. Read morePublished on August 16, 2008 by T. Williams
I didn't THINK I was going to like this book, because of the title, but I'm so glad that I did read it! This man gives a good analysis of why things don't get done in Washington. Read morePublished on August 1, 2008 by M. SILVA
This is the 2nd copy I've purchased. My original intention was to purchase a copy to support Robert Wexler's representation of citizens like myself that believe in the... Read morePublished on July 27, 2008 by kj ^..^
We all assume that there is some inherent corruption in politics. However,I didn't realize how naive I was about our system until I read this book. Read morePublished on July 25, 2008 by Lew Schiffman