Bill Bradley

Time Present, Time Past

By Bill Bradley

Published October 5, 2000 4:10PM (EDT)

Bill Bradley was a three-time basketball all-American at Princeton, Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes scholar, member of the New York Knicks, and two-time NBA champion; he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. He served as United States senator from New Jersey from 1979 to 1997. Mr. Bradley is the author of "Life on the Run," "The Fair Tax," and "Time Present, Time Past."

During his terms in the U.S. Senate, Bill Bradley won a national reputation for a willingness to take controversial positions on issues ranging from tax reform to the rights of Native Americans. In this best-selling memoir, Bradley assesses his political career and the experiences that shape his convictions, and looks beyond them to consider the state of the American union in the 21st century.

"Time Present, Time Past" offers an intimate portrait of the day-to-day working of the Senate: how legislation gets passed and sometimes thwarted; how money is raised and at what cost. But Bradley also writes about deeper questions: What does it means to be an American in an ago of dwindling opportunities and increasing inequality? How much can we expect from our public servants? What do we owe our fellow citizens?

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