Do Nice Guys Run for Congress? - Don Manzullo Former U.S. Congressman
- How an Obscure, Country Lawyer Kept His Faith, Beat the Establishment, and Survived Twenty Years in Congress
A country lawyer in northern Illinois, Don Manzullo ran for Congress, was sued by his Republican party to keep him off the ballot, but persevered to beat the established politicians.
In a fascinating and at times humorous account of his twenty years in Congress, he leads readers through battles involving trade, national security, manufacturing, protecting small businesspeople and children. He describes his journeys to foreign countries and meeting with the president of China. He blows through diplomatic channels to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu on a volatile trade issue involving a constituent.
Those interested in history, politics, the congressional process, the role of faith in a legislator's life, and overcoming a serious reading and retention challenge, will find Manzullo's legacy as a problem solver a must-read. Once readers start, they will not be able to put it down.