By Charles B. Rangel,Leon Wynter
In this inspiring and infrequently funny memoir, the outspoken Democratic congressman from Harlem—now the chairman of the robust apartment methods and ability Committee—tells approximately his early years on Lenox road, being presented a Bronze megastar and a red center for wounds sustained in a awful Korean conflict conflict (the final undesirable day of his lifestyles, he says), and his decades in Congress.
an enthralling, traditional storyteller, Rangel remembers growing to be up in Harlem, the place from the age of 9 he constantly had at the very least one task, together with promoting the mythical Adam Clayton Powell's newspaper; his team of streetwise sophisticates who referred to as themselves Les Garçons; and his time in legislation school—a determination made as a lot to win his grandfather's approval as to set up a occupation. He recounts to boot his existence in long island politics in the course of the Sixties and the grueling civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.
With big apple highway smarts, Rangel is a tricky liberal and an self sufficient philosopher, but in addition a collegial legislator revered by way of Democrats and Republicans alike who is familiar with and honors the House's traditions. First elected to Congress in 1970, Rangel served at the condominium Judiciary Committee throughout the hearings at the articles of impeachment of President Nixon, helped came across the Congressional Black Caucus, and led the struggle in Congress to strain U.S. agencies to divest from apartheid South Africa.
better of all, this can be a political memoir with heart, the tale of a existence jam-packed with buddies, humor, and accomplishments. Charles Rangel is distinctive, and this is often the tale of the way he turned the prestigious individual and flesh presser he's at the present time.
He opens his memoir with a preface in regards to the 2006 elections and an summary of his objectives as chairman of the way and capacity. From day one he desires to placed the general public first in order that extra americans can say they have not had a foul day since.
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And I Haven't Had a Bad Day Since: From the Streets of Harlem to the Halls of Congress by Charles B. Rangel,Leon Wynter