Ben Nelson will sign "Death of the Senate"

What: Senator Ben Nelson will sign his new book, Death of the Senate: My Front Row Seat to the Demise of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body

When: Tuesday, September 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm, 2501 So. 90th St., Ste. 111
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About: Death of the Senate is a clear-eyed look inside the Senate chamber and a brutally honest account of the current political reality.

In his two terms as a Democratic senator from the red state of Nebraska, Nelson positioned himself as a moderate broker between his more liberal and conservative colleagues and became a frontline player in the most consequential fights of the Bush and Obama years. His trusted centrist position gave him a unique perch from which to participate in some of the last great rounds of bipartisan cooperation, such as the “Gang of 14” that considered nominees for the federal bench—and passed over a young lawyer named Brett Kavanaugh for being too partisan. Nelson learned early on that the key to any negotiation at any level is genuine trust. With humor, insight, and firsthand details, Nelson makes the case that the “heart of the deal” is critical and describes how he focused on this during his time in the Senate. As seen through the eyes of a centrist senator from the Great Plains, Nelson shows how and why the spirit of bipartisanship declined and offers solutions that can restore the Senate to one of the world’s most important legislative bodies.

Ben Nelson is a politician, businessman, and lawyer who served as the thirty-seventh governor of Nebraska from 1991 to 1999 and as a United States senator from Nebraska from 2001 to 2013.

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:00pm
Death of the Senate: My Front Row Seat to the Demise of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body Cover Image
By Ben Nelson, Trent Lott (Foreword by), Joseph Lieberman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781640124943
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Potomac Books - September 1st, 2021

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