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No Retreat, No Surrender

One American's Fight

by Tom DeLay and Stephen Mansfield

Hardcover, 189 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 |


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Tom DeLay was nicknamed "the Hammer" for his hard-charging, take-no-prisoners style of leadership. Liberals despise him, but for conservatives he's a hero—one of the architects of the 1994 Republican revolution. For twelve years afterward, he was the driving force of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. In this memoir, DeLay shares stories from his entire career, starting with his early, raucous days in Texas; his personal conversion to Christ and how that changed his personal and political life; his work with other rebels to sow the seeds of the 1994 takeover; and his ascension to leadership in the House. He also discusses his dedication to abused and neglected children, and his battle to fend off a ten-year barrage of allegations of wrongdoing, which ultimately led to his decision to resign from Congress. Finally, he unveils a blueprint agenda for the country's next group of elected leaders.—From publisher description.The former congressman from Texas discusses the experiences that have shaped him, the details of his personal conversion to Christ that profoundly changed his life, and his finals days in Congress.

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