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    A nation of wusses : how America's leaders lost the guts to make us great / Ed Rendell.
    by Rendell, Edward G. (Edward Gene), 1944-
    Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2012.
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  • ISBN: 
    9781118279052 :
    1118279050 :
    Bib #: 
    820718
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    x, 244 p. ; 25 cm.
    Edition: 
    1st ed.
    Contents: 
    The wussification of America -- "We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!" -- "I wear blue, take me too!" -- Only a smart Jewish lawyer can turn this city around -- The truth about waste, fraud, and abuse -- "Fast Eddie, we are ready!" -- What's a nice Jewish boy doing holdings hands with Louis Farrakhan? -- "We don't cover plane landings!" -- "Harper Valley PTA" -- Animals I have known -- How to get uninvited to a Christmas party you were never invited to -- How my love affair with Philadelphia made me governor -- Lobbyists' rule : no money for school -- "Behold the turtle" -- How two young non-wuss Pittsburgh women stared down the Haitian and US governments -- Sports and politics -- "Like a sturgeon" -- Change we can believe in : how the best communicator in campaign history has been badly outcommunicated as President -- "Know when to fold 'em" -- Please, please don't honor me -- Build, baby, build : "infrastructure," the least sexy word in the English language -- Stand and defeat : there are some things worth losing for -- "The charge of the Wuss Brigade!" -- Does government create jobs? -- Is honesty the best policy? -- The top ten reasons why most American politicians are wusses -- How to get our democracy back on track--electoral reform.
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    Includes index.
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    This book by Governor Rendell explains in rollicking stories ranging from the profane to the profound that most hard choices are only "hard" because the polls conflict with your principles. Revisits the high points of Ed Rendell's career and current landscape to define the political fights his peers seem just as afraid of winning as losing--Excerpted from publisher.
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