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United - Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

Cory Booker

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future. Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford University on a football scholarship, accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, then studied at Yale Law School. Graduating from Yale, his options were limitless. He chose public service. He chose to move to a rough neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, where he worked as a tenants' rights lawyer before winning a seat on the City Council. In 2006, he was elected mayor, and for more than seven years he was the public face of an American city that had gone decades with too little positive national attention and investment. In 2013, Booker became the first African American elected to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. In United, Cory Booker draws on personal experience to issue a stirring call to reorient our nation and our politics around the principles of compassion and solidarity. He speaks of rising above despair to engage with hope, pursuing our shared mission, and embracing our common destiny. Here is his account of his own political education, the moments-some entertaining, some heartbreaking, all of them enlightening-that have shaped his civic vision. Here are the lessons Booker learned from the remarkable people who inspired him to serve, men and women whose example fueled his desire to create opportunities for others. Here also are his observations on the issues he cares about most deeply, from race and crime and the crisis of mass incarceration to economic and environmental justice. "Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word," Booker writes in this galvanizing book. In a world where we too easily lose touch with our neighbors, he argues, we must remember that we all rise or fall together-and that we must move beyond mere tolerance for one another toward a deeper

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future. Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford University on a football scholarship, accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, then studied at Yale Law School. Graduating from Yale, his options were limitless. He chose public service. He chose to move to a rough neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, where he worked as a tenants' rights lawyer before winning a seat on the City Council. In 2006, he was elected mayor, and for more than seven years he was the public face of an American city that had gone decades with too little positive national attention and investment. In 2013, Booker became the first African American elected to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. In United, Cory Booker draws on personal experience to issue a stirring call to reorient our nation and our politics around the principles of compassion and solidarity. He speaks of rising above despair to engage with hope, pursuing our shared mission, and embracing our common destiny. Here is his account of his own political education, the moments-some entertaining, some heartbreaking, all of them enlightening-that have shaped his civic vision. Here are the lessons Booker learned from the remarkable people who inspired him to serve, men and women whose example fueled his desire to create opportunities for others. Here also are his observations on the issues he cares about most deeply, from race and crime and the crisis of mass incarceration to economic and environmental justice. "Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word," Booker writes in this galvanizing book. In a world where we too easily lose touch with our neighbors, he argues, we must remember that we all rise or fall together-and that we must move beyond mere tolerance for one another toward a deeper
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future. Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford University on a football scholarship, accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, then studied at Yale Law School. Graduating from Yale, his options were limitless. He chose public service. He chose to move to a rough neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, where he worked as a tenants' rights lawyer before winning a seat on the City Council. In 2006, he was elected mayor, and for more than seven years he was the public face of an American city that had gone decades with too little positive national attention and investment. In 2013, Booker became the first African American elected to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. In United, Cory Booker draws on personal experience to issue a stirring call to reorient our nation and our politics around the principles of compassion and solidarity. He speaks of rising above despair to engage with hope, pursuing our shared mission, and embracing our common destiny. Here is his account of his own political education, the moments-some entertaining, some heartbreaking, all of them enlightening-that have shaped his civic vision. Here are the lessons Booker learned from the remarkable people who inspired him to serve, men and women whose example fueled his desire to create opportunities for others. Here also are his observations on the issues he cares about most deeply, from race and crime and the crisis of mass incarceration to economic and environmental justice. "Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word," Booker writes in this galvanizing book. In a world where we too easily lose touch with our neighbors, he argues, we must remember that we all rise or fall together-and that we must move beyond mere tolerance for one another toward a deeper

Language:

English

Length:

9h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:48


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:40


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:54


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:44


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:34


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:03


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:32