John D. Dingell was America’s longest serving Congressman, representing the state of Michigan for over 59 years. He passed away just last week on February 7, 2019. We remember him not only through his actions in Congress, but also in his recently published memoir.
In The Dean, Dingell looks back at his life at the center of American government and considers the currents that have reshaped our Congress and America itself, from his childhood memories of wartime Washington during the FDR administration, through the Reagan Revolution, to the election of the first black president, Barack Obama.
Rife with a wisdom that literally only Dingell can possess, The Dean is the inspiring story of some of the greatest congressional achievements, of which Dingell was an integral part, and of the tough fights that made them possible. Dingell offers a persuasive defense for government, explaining how it once worked honorably and well—in defeating Hitler, sending us to the moon, ending segregation, and providing for the common good of all our citizens. He argues that to secure our future and continue our progress, we must work together once again—lessons desperately needed today.
THE DEAN: The Best Seat in the House
John David Dingell, David Bender
- ISBN: 9780062571991 | $28.99
- 9 x 6 | 336 pages