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Core of Conviction - My Story

Michele Bachmann

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Michele Bachmann is one of the most compelling leaders in America. But despite all the magazine covers and cable television stories, most people don't know who she really is, where she comes from, or what she believes. So she decided to tell her own story and let the reader decide. As you'll learn in this fascinating memoir, Bachmann wasn't the type of kid who started dreaming about the White House in elementary school. She grew up in Iowa and Minnesota as a typical midwestern girl, grounded by her family and her faith. She was raised to believe in the American dream: that anyone could succeed if they worked hard and took advantage of this country's boundless opportunities. She followed her dreams to college and law school, pursued a career as a federal tax attorney, started a successful business with her loving husband, raised five great kids and (over time) twenty-three foster children. By her early forties she was very happy as a full-time mom and homemaker and was a leading education reform advocate in Minnesota. Then she became what she calls "an accidental politician." The political insiders who ran Minnesota held a one-party line-Al Franken-style liberalism. Bachmann became especially concerned about a state-mandated education curriculum that stressed political correctness over academic excellence. She started making calls, writing letters, and recruiting others to act. When her state senator (an entrenched insider) refused to listen, someone had to challenge him for his seat. No one else volunteered, so Bachmann jumped in-and won. That was the start of an amazing journey from obscurity to the state senate, to the U.S. Congress, to an underdog campaign for president. Along the way her style has been consistent. She says what she means and she does it. She is the rare political figure who fights for her beliefs. She speaks from the heart, with common sense about limited government, the sanctity of life and marriage, the power of free enterprise, and the need to confront America's enemies. She also talk

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Ericksen

Length:

9h 37m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:35


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:16