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Basic Brown: my life and our times

Author: Brown, Willie Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 350 p. : Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780743290814Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print JA66.33 .U7 B76 2008
(Browse shelf)
Available 001245844
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Includes index


Basic Brown My Life and Our Times Contents Introduction: Willie Talk: The Hipster of the Breakfast Table 1 PART ONE WILLIE BROWN TALKS THE TALK 1. "Willie Brown, Who Are You Kidding?" 2. Willie Brown Is NOT Kidding 3. Consensus and Power 4. Sex Scandals and the Socializing Politician 5. The Power of Clothes: Don't Pull a Dukakis 6. Black Politics and Racism Today 7. Women in American Politics Today 8. Asking for Money Is Part of the Business 9. My Solution to the Campaign Finance Mess 10. Should One Politician Call the Cops on Another? PART TWO WILLIE BROWN RISES IN THE WORLD OF POLITICS 9 16 22 28 35 45 51 56 60 64 11. A Black Teenager Arrives in San Francisco 12. Phil Burton, Herb Caen, Jesse Unruh, and Me 13. My Own Family Life 69 81 91 14. Gay Rights: How Some Historic Legislation Was Really Made 15. Starting On My Rise to Power 16. Stabbed in the Back on the Way Up 17. The Assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk 18. Loyalty and Betrayal on the Way to the Top 19. Elected Speaker 100 108 112 125 136 146 PART THREE "AN OFFER LIKE THAT COULD LAND US BOTH IN JAIL" 20. Old-Time Money Scams 21. "An Offer Like That Could Land Us Both in Jail" 22. My Money-Raising Principles 23. Tricks the FBI Played to Try to Get Me 24. Gun Control; Nelson Mandela's California Allies; and Saving Kindergartens 25. Sustaining Speakership: Most Magnificent Moment 26. The Godfather and the Father of the House PART FOUR DA MAYOR 159 165 169 175 198 213 224 27. Why Would You Want to Be Mayor? 28. Running for Mayor 29. Slick Willie: Da Mayor 30. A Mayor Is Actually Supposed to Solve Problems 31. The Selfish: The Killer Dynamic of City Politics 32. Traction and No Traction: Muni and Homelessness 231 237 251 256 260 271 33. Restoring the City's Crown Jewel 34. A Football Stadium and a Sadomasochistic Birthday Party 35. Schemers Scorned 36. Sacred Cartel 37. A Mayor Makes Friends with Warlords as Well as with Nice People 38. The Scared Days and an Urban Legend 39. The Political Life 40. What Is a Politician? Acknowledgments Index 280 291 306 312 318 323 327 332 337 341

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