Like No Other Time - The 107th Congress and the Two Years That Changed America Forever-logo

Like No Other Time - The 107th Congress and the Two Years That Changed America Forever

Tom Daschle

Tom Daschle, the Majority Leader of the historic 107th Senate, presents a candid insider's account of the workings of the U.S. government during two of the most tumultuous years in the nation's history. The 107th Congress faced a time like no other in the life of the nation. This was the era of the first presidential election to be decided by the United States Supreme Court, the fifty-fifty Senate, the horror of September 11, the anthrax attacks on media and the government (including Daschle's own office), the war on terrorism, corporate scandals that shook the economy, the inexorable move toward war with Iraq, and other dramatic events, all leading up to the historic midterm elections of 2002. Through it all, Senator Tom Daschle had, with the exception of the President, the most privileged view of these unfolding developments, both in front of and behind the closed doors of government. In Like No Other Time, Daschle offers a riveting account of his singular perspective on a time when the nation faced deadly and elusive external enemies and a level of domestic political contention rarely seen in American history. Senator Daschle is un-flinching in his impressions of the key political figures of our time from both parties. The result is an acutely perceptive assessment of how our government met-and sometimes did not meet-the challenges of a remarkable era. As it was during the years of the 107th Congress, the United States is once again at a critical and historic crossroads. Our choices, based on what we have learned from our recent past, will affect our future in profound ways. For Senator Daschle, the first and perhaps most important choice lies with what kind of representation and leadership we want in government. It is a choice between a political party with a core philosophical belief in the power of our collective will to confront these challenges through our government, and one dominated by a group of people who don't like and don't believe in government. From the Hardcover edition.

Tom Daschle, the Majority Leader of the historic 107th Senate, presents a candid insider's account of the workings of the U.S. government during two of the most tumultuous years in the nation's history. The 107th Congress faced a time like no other in the life of the nation. This was the era of the first presidential election to be decided by the United States Supreme Court, the fifty-fifty Senate, the horror of September 11, the anthrax attacks on media and the government (including Daschle's own office), the war on terrorism, corporate scandals that shook the economy, the inexorable move toward war with Iraq, and other dramatic events, all leading up to the historic midterm elections of 2002. Through it all, Senator Tom Daschle had, with the exception of the President, the most privileged view of these unfolding developments, both in front of and behind the closed doors of government. In Like No Other Time, Daschle offers a riveting account of his singular perspective on a time when the nation faced deadly and elusive external enemies and a level of domestic political contention rarely seen in American history. Senator Daschle is un-flinching in his impressions of the key political figures of our time from both parties. The result is an acutely perceptive assessment of how our government met-and sometimes did not meet-the challenges of a remarkable era. As it was during the years of the 107th Congress, the United States is once again at a critical and historic crossroads. Our choices, based on what we have learned from our recent past, will affect our future in profound ways. For Senator Daschle, the first and perhaps most important choice lies with what kind of representation and leadership we want in government. It is a choice between a political party with a core philosophical belief in the power of our collective will to confront these challenges through our government, and one dominated by a group of people who don't like and don't believe in government. From the Hardcover edition.
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Tom Daschle, the Majority Leader of the historic 107th Senate, presents a candid insider's account of the workings of the U.S. government during two of the most tumultuous years in the nation's history. The 107th Congress faced a time like no other in the life of the nation. This was the era of the first presidential election to be decided by the United States Supreme Court, the fifty-fifty Senate, the horror of September 11, the anthrax attacks on media and the government (including Daschle's own office), the war on terrorism, corporate scandals that shook the economy, the inexorable move toward war with Iraq, and other dramatic events, all leading up to the historic midterm elections of 2002. Through it all, Senator Tom Daschle had, with the exception of the President, the most privileged view of these unfolding developments, both in front of and behind the closed doors of government. In Like No Other Time, Daschle offers a riveting account of his singular perspective on a time when the nation faced deadly and elusive external enemies and a level of domestic political contention rarely seen in American history. Senator Daschle is un-flinching in his impressions of the key political figures of our time from both parties. The result is an acutely perceptive assessment of how our government met-and sometimes did not meet-the challenges of a remarkable era. As it was during the years of the 107th Congress, the United States is once again at a critical and historic crossroads. Our choices, based on what we have learned from our recent past, will affect our future in profound ways. For Senator Daschle, the first and perhaps most important choice lies with what kind of representation and leadership we want in government. It is a choice between a political party with a core philosophical belief in the power of our collective will to confront these challenges through our government, and one dominated by a group of people who don't like and don't believe in government. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:43