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Ralph Nader : battling for democracy
Graham, Kevin, 1959-
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Denver, CO : Windom, 2000.
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132 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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HC110.C63 G726 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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HC110.C63 G726 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Biography

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Ralph Nader: Battling for Democracy covers ground that has been untouched for nearly three decades. While Nader's name has remained in the news throughout the last three decades, no biographical information has been published in book form. Beyond that, this authorized biography provides numerous stories and insights not previously published, all provided in recent interviews with Nader and his family and friends. And with the 2000 election. Nader's name continues to grow as his already large base of supporters -- numbering more than a million -- expands into Generation X and beyond.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-This authorized biography catches readers' attention immediately by describing detectives following Nader's every move. After testifying before Congress about auto safety, he was harassed by General Motors. Graham likens him to David fighting the Goliath U.S. automakers-and winning. The author discusses Nader's early life and his immigrant father, who protested injustice in their town. Interesting anecdotes tell of the young man's independent spirit and his education. The text touches on the many causes that Nader has tackled over the years as a consumer advocate, including seat belts, air bags, food safety, smoking on airplanes, nursing homes, nuclear power, and water and air pollution. Students will be amazed at the accomplishments of this single individual and the many lives he has affected. Black-and-white photos enhance the well-written, engaging, and inspiring look at this public figure and his place in American politics.-Sandra L. Doggett, Urbana High School, Ijamsville, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Surveillancep. 7
Chapter 2 The Hearingp. 14
Chapter 3 Lebanonp. 19
Chapter 4 Winsted, Connecticutp. 24
Chapter 5 Boyhoodp. 29
Chapter 6 Igor Stravinskyp. 33
Chapter 7 Princetonp. 38
Chapter 8 Harvard Lawp. 44
Chapter 9 'Unsafe'p. 52
Chapter 10 Nader's Raidersp. 60
Chapter 11 The Student PIRGsp. 67
Chapter 12 Public Citizenp. 74
Chapter 13 Nuclear Powerp. 81
Chapter 14 Discontentp. 89
Chapter 15 Tough Timesp. 94
Chapter 16 Running for Presidentp. 100
Chapter 17 The Green Partyp. 106
Chapter 18 Corporate Powerp. 111
Chapter 19 Studentsp. 116
Chronologyp. 123
Selective Bibliographyp. 125
Photo Creditsp. 125
Further Informationp. 126
Indexp. 127