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Don't Let the Fire Go Out!

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ISBN: 0826215130
Издательство: University of Missouri Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 272
Book Description"Jean Carnahan is a remarkable woman with a remarkable life story-as a wife, a mother, a First Lady, a grieving widow, and a U.S. senator. It is a story written with great grace by a most gracious lady."-Thomas Eagleton Don't Let the Fire Go Out! is an intimate and revealing memoir of an extraordinary woman who overcame great tragedy to become the first woman from Missouri to serve as a United States senator. The widow of Mel Carnahan, the well-known and highly respected Missouri governor and popular leader of the Democratic Party, Jean Carnahan made history when she agreed to serve in the U.S. Senate after Missouri voters elected her husband to the position posthumously. Although the emphasis in this book is on the years 2000 through 2002-as Carnahan survived the tragic deaths of her loved ones and made her push forward with the campaign to fill what would have been her husband's Senate seat-it also covers her family, her years of growing up in the Anacostia...