The Truths We Hold

The Truths We Hold

An American Journey

Book - 2019
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"From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come"--
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
ISBN: 9780525560715
Branch Call Number: 328.73 HARRIS
Characteristics: xvii, 318 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm


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May 19, 2019

Before reading this book, I knew very little about Kamala Harris. I had seen her a couple of times on TV since she was elected as a U.S. senator from California. My daughter, who lived in California for a number of years while Ms. Harris held several governmental positions there, spoke highly of her. She has an amazing life story and she presents a lot of well thought-out progressive viewpoints on a variety of subjects. The book is refreshing in that almost everything she writes about is stated in a very positive and upbeat manner, and she spends very little time criticizing the positions of other politicians. Having now read her book, I am convinced that she is a very viable candidate to be the next president.

Apr 09, 2019

I understand that this was probably a rush job. She may have been dictating it to someone. Parts are really well written - others not so much.

She makes a better case for some of her positions in the book than what i have heard on TV.

No comments about dating Willie Brown, college drug use experimentation, why she chose the law school that she did. Again, this was a hurry up and get to print.

A lot will depend if she is successful in getting the nomination. If she does - others will develop better bios.

Apr 04, 2019

I found this book to be an interesting read. Ms. Harris has a background similar to President Obama's: parents of different races, living in a modest home, and experiencing life in a foreign country. Ms. Harris attended high school in Canada. She is an articulate person who shares intimate aspects of her life with the reader. After reading this book I am convinced that Kamala Harris is a serious candidate for president of the United States.

Feb 27, 2019

Kamalla Harris is a fascinating woman, just like her immigrant parents from Jamaica and India. Her parents were civil rights advocates and she went to demonstrations with them when she was young and these ideals were instilled in her at a young age. Her mother was a breast cancer researcher and dedicated her life to beating that disease.
Kamalla went to law school and decided to work as a prosecutor so she could effect change and bring justice to people on a local level. She soon started to work with victims of sexual violence and moved up the ladder in the Oakland/San Fransisco area making positive changes in the justice departments. This is only in the first few chapters, I will leave the rest to you to read.
Her progressive ideas come from wanting to help people and she has worked very hard to effect change. Highly recommend even if she wasn't a 2020 Presidential candidate.


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