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An independent man : adventures of a public servant

Author: James M Jeffords; Yvonne Daley; Howard Coffin
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Senator Jim Jeffords's disarmingly frank memoir recounts his idyllic small-town childhood in Rutland, Vermont, his somewhat unruly adolescence, putting himself through Yale University with the help of NROTC, traveling the world during his three-year navy service, and his courtship of Elizabeth Daley when he was a Harvard Law School student." "In his first term as Vermont state senator, he supported welfare bills  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jeffords, James M.
Independent man.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003
(DLC) 2002030330
(OCoLC)50323143
Named Person: James M Jeffords; James M Jeffords
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M Jeffords; Yvonne Daley; Howard Coffin
OCLC Number: 606933922
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: On the street where I lived --
Leaving home --
Ships at sea --
Love and law --
A short primer in Vermont politics --
Maverick Republican --
Making environmental history --
David and Goliath --
The realities of power --
After Nixon --
The walking wounded --
Leo Ryan, baby seals, Solzhenitsyn, and energy wars --
Musical homes --
Trickle-down economy, the Contras, and the evil empire --
The second time around --
Protecting tradition, "The October surprise", Clarence Thomas, and working for an international nuclear test ban --
Building the case for education in the shadow of Gingrich's Contract with America --
Again the maverick : health care and impeachment --
The Singing Senators --
The days before the switch --
Making history --
The reaction --
September 11 --
My challenge to the country.
Responsibility: James M. Jeffords ; with Yvonne Daley and Howard Coffin.
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"Senator Jim Jeffords's disarmingly frank memoir recounts his idyllic small-town childhood in Rutland, Vermont, his somewhat unruly adolescence, putting himself through Yale University with the help of NROTC, traveling the world during his three-year navy service, and his courtship of Elizabeth Daley when he was a Harvard Law School student." "In his first term as Vermont state senator, he supported welfare bills and environmental protection. As Vermont's attorney general, he helped draft and then implement some of the most important legislation in the nation - the bottle bill, ban on billboards, and land protection." "When he was elected to the House of Representatives, he was so broke that he lived in his office. During his congressional years, Jeffords concerned himself with issues of education, energy, and dairy farming. He was the only Republican to vote against Ronald Reagan's budget. He supported Bill Clinton's Health Care Reform and opposed his impeachment. Jeffords's disagreements with the second Bush administration and the Republican leadership led to his decision to leave the party. In My Declaration of Independence, Jeffords wrote about his decision to quit the Republican Party. Now, in this memoir, he tells us more about who he is and what he believes in and what led him to that decision." "He concludes with a section on how we must rebuild America after September 11 and why we must improve our education system."--Jacket

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