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Cooking with grease : stirring the pots in American politics

Autore: Donna Brazile
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2004.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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A behind-the-scenes account of the author's political and personal life describes such events as her childhood in New Orleans, her witness to the events surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, and her role as the first African-American woman to head a major presidential campaign. Cooking with Grease is a powerful, behind-the-scenes memoir of the life and times of a tenacious political organizer and the  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Brazile, Donna, 1959-
Cooking with grease.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004
(OCoLC)607264522
Persona incaricata: Donna Brazile; Albert Gore; Donna Brazile; Donna Brazile; Albert Gore
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Donna Brazile
ISBN: 0743253981 9780743253987 074325399X 9780743253994
Numero OCLC: 54960558
Note: Includes index.
Descrizione: x, 338 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Prologue --
Jean's kitchen: finding the right pot --
Blackened catfish --
Red beans and rice --
Crawfish etouffee --
Garlic grits --
Jambalaya --
Melting pot --
Smothered chicken --
Brown gravy (roux) --
Crabmeat lafitte --
Stuffed po' boys --
Creole shrimp bisque --
Bell peppers --
Dirty rice --
Cochon de lait (roast suckling pig) --
Oysters bienville --
Cafe du monde: coffee and beignets --
Epilogue: Electoral Gumbo- new recipe for victory --
Jean's seafood gumbo.
Responsabilità: Donna Brazile.
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Abstract:

A behind-the-scenes account of the author's political and personal life describes such events as her childhood in New Orleans, her witness to the events surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, and her role as the first African-American woman to head a major presidential campaign. Cooking with Grease is a powerful, behind-the-scenes memoir of the life and times of a tenacious political organizer and the first African-American woman to head a major presidential campaign. Donna Brazile fought her first political fight at age nine -- campaigning (successfully) for a city council candidate who promised a playground in her neighborhood. The day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, she committed her heart and her future to political and social activism. By the 2000 presidential election, Brazile had become a major player in American political history -- and she remains one of the most outspoken and forceful political activists of our day. Donna grew up one of nine children in a working-poor family in New Orleans, a place where talking politics comes as naturally as stirring a pot of seafood gumbo -- and where the two often go hand in hand. Growing up, Donna learned how to cook from watching her mother, Jean, stir the pots in their family kitchen. She inherited her love of reading and politics from her grandmother Frances. Her brothers Teddy Man and Chet worked as foot soldiers in her early business schemes and voter registration efforts. Cooking with Grease follows Donna's rise to greater and greater political and personal accomplishments: lobbying for student financial aide, organizing demonstrations to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday and working on the Jesse Jackson, Dick Gephardt, Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton presidential campaigns. But each new career success came with its own kind of heartache, especially in her greatest challenge: leading Al Gore's 2000 campaign, making her the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign. Cooking with Grease is an intimate account of Donna's thirty years in politics. Her stories of the leaders and activists who have helped shape America's future are both inspiring and memorable. Donna's witty style and innovative political strategies have garnered her the respect and admiration of colleagues and adversaries alike -- she is as comfortable trading quips with J.C. Watts as she is with her Democratic colleagues. Her story is as warm and nourishing as a bowl of Brazile family gumbo.

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