Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir
by Bill Bradley
In this memoir Bill Bradley talks about his life, his country, his role in government and his hopes for the future. He speaks with affection about ... Show synopsis In this memoir Bill Bradley talks about his life, his country, his role in government and his hopes for the future. He speaks with affection about his small-town Missouri upbringing and traces his road from childhood to Princeton and Oxford, to ten years of professional basketball and public service in the US Senate. Bradley describes his many voyages of exploration across America - to urban ghettos, coal-country Appalachia, Sioux reservations and bars in Detroit, and he tells of the scoundrels and heroes, the celebrated political figures past and present who have crossed his path. He spends much of the book outlining his interpretation of American history, his solutions for the great divides of race and economic status and his belief in a truth-telling leadership which does not shirk reality.