Letter to a New President: Commonsense Lessons for Our Next Leader (Paperback)

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A legendary Senator advises our new president on the commonsense values necessary to lead our nation.

United States senator Robert C. Byrd is the longest-serving member of the Senate in the history of our great Republic. He has lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Cold War, the resignation of a U.S. president, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and traumatic military conflicts around the globe, including Iraq and Vietnam. Now, Byrd extends a helping hand to the next president of the United States as only he can. He shares a wealth of knowledge from his remarkable life and unique vantage point in history. In Letter to the New President, Byrd has written a valuable and insightful collection of lessons for our country’s next leader.

About the Author

Senator Robert C. Byrd is a nine-term Senator from West Virginia. Serving since 1959, he is the longest-serving Senator in the history of the Republic. He has held more leadership positions in the U.S. Senate than any other Senator in history, including the Office of President pro tempore, Senate Majority and Minority Leader, Senate Majority and Minority Whip, and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Steve Kettmann has written for publications including "The New York Times, The New Republic, "and Salon.com. The author of "One Day at Fenway, "he cowrote the "New York Times "bestsellers "Juiced "with Jose Canseco and "What a Party! "with Terry McAuliffe.

Praise For…

Known as a scholar and orator, Byrd delivers homespun wisdom in Letter to the New President. He quotes philosophers, poets, and Founding Fathers in equal measure, championing values that may seem old-fashioned but are, he argues, needed more than ever.” —Associated Press

“The book’s detailed analysis of the great power and responsibility of the executive branch is timely, and prospective presidents and concerned citizens would be well advised to read Byrd’s book.” —Publishers Weekly

“At ninety years of age, after nine terms as Democratic senator from West Virginia under eleven presidents, Byrd offers a long view of the best and worst impulses of those who have served as president.” —Booklist

“Senator Byrd draws on a lifetime of experience to offer a guiding hand to our country’s next Commander in Chief. His unfailing faith in God and country provides an example of the best we should hope to find in our leaders as well as any of our fellow citizens.” ---President Jimmy Carter

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312561659
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: January 6th, 2009
Pages: 208