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Maverick: A Life In Politics Lowell P. Weicker

Maverick: A Life In Politics

Lowell P. Weicker

Published June 1st 1995
ISBN : 9780316928144
Hardcover
232 pages
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Lowell Weicker has been a prominent figure on the American political scene since the early 1970s, when he first gained notoriety by fearlessly interrogating members of his own, Republican party during the Watergate hearings. The young senatorMoreLowell Weicker has been a prominent figure on the American political scene since the early 1970s, when he first gained notoriety by fearlessly interrogating members of his own, Republican party during the Watergate hearings. The young senator relentlessly pursued the truth - regardless of the political consequences. Over the years, Lowell Weicker has always loved a good fight, and in this engrossing memoir, he looks back on a lifetime of political battles - over Watergate, protection of the oceans and marine research, the rights of the handicapped, right-wing assaults on the Constitution, and more. When he broke from the Republican party to run for governor of Connecticut as an independent in 1990, he relished jeers that he was too independent. And when he introduced a new income tax in his state to control an escalating debt, he was unfazed when his opponents burned him in effigy, because he knew what he was doing was right. As voters lose faith in the political process, Weicker shows that a determined leader can stand up to special interests and make changes for the public good - but not without a battle. Eloquent, passionate, straight from the hip, Maverick is a political memoir that pulls no punches.