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"As a kid growing up in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders was surrounded by grinding poverty that turned families against each other as they scrimped and saved to pay their bills. Bernie saw politics as his chance to give a decent life to everyone, not just those born into wealth or the lucky few who hit it big. But the Democratic Party and the country overall were moving to the right. Bernie joined a tiny independent party from Vermont. He ran for mayor. As a socialist. And won. That was the beginning." --
Publisher: New York ; Oakland : Seven Stories Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781609806989
Branch Call Number: 328.7309 SANDERS RALL
Characteristics: 205 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm


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JCLEmmaF Apr 23, 2019

Quick history of leftism in the democratic party, and Bernie Sanders. It’s quite good, but it’s not like I learned anything.

Oct 23, 2018

Ever wonder where the democratic wing of the Democratic party went? Would you like to read about a consistent, principled leader? This is a quick pick-me-up for the current state of things.

May 06, 2017

Ted Rall's Snowden and trump Bios are much better. This mostly brings up the topic of a failing Democratic Party more than a life story of B. Sanders.

FW_librarian Jun 27, 2016

A lot of people, including the Democrats, think that Bernie Sanders is an outsider so how did he come this far? This short graphic-novel explains the story behind the man who actually will go down in history as one of the few reputable, steadfast and decent "for the people" politicians of our time.

Jun 09, 2016

I was surprised by how little this comic was about Bernie Sanders. The great idea that this books shares with us is the demise of the American left and it's banishment from the Democratic Party. It's a better book of American political history than a biography of Bernie Sanders.

Jun 02, 2016

Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in America's forth-coming Presidential elections is an interesting character and Ted Rall does much to enlighten us about his career through this publication of the collection of his column cartoons.I'm sure his ethnic origins are just as important in driving his ideals as Donald Trump's are. They are diametrically opposed with Bernie being of Polish/ Hungarian Jewish descent. The potted history of his predecessors gives an excellent perspective in a very palatable form. Much enjoyed.

Jan 11, 2016

[UPDATE: Ted Rall will be at Seattle's Town Hall this coming Thursday {02/04}, on Bernie Sanders and democratic party recent history - - a must attendance event!]
Another colossal achievement from Ted Rall, and both the lead-up in recent political history, and the part on Bernie are outstanding! [I'll even forgive Mr. Rall his mention of Krugman - - everyone cannot be expected to have a keen understand of finance, economics and what a farce Krugman is!]
Why ownership matters?
[Ted Rall was with the LA Times, but his series on the corruption at the LAPD caused the owner of the LA Times, the LAPD Union Pension Fund, to have him fired.]


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