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Author: Michael Waldman Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781515972167
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In The Second Amendment, Michael Waldman traces the ongoing argument on gun rights from the Bill of Rights to the current day. Now, in The Fight to Vote, Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at an even more crucial struggle: the past and present effort to define and defend government based on "the consent of the governed." From the writing of the Constitution, and at every step along the way, as Americans sought the right, others have fought to stop them. The Fight to Vote, meticulously researched and thoroughly compelling, recounts the entire story, from the Founders' debates to gerrymandering and voter ID laws. Download and start listening now!


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  • A timely contribution to the discussion of a crucial issue. Kirkus
  • “With recent voting laws, including a Texas law partly blocked by the Supreme Court, creating controversy, Michael Waldman offers a primer on the long history of election manipulation. There’s an autobiographical tone to Joe Barrett’s reading as he details the author’s work for the Brennan Center for Justice. Barrett becomes more oratory as he goes back into history, with key figures being quoted getting voices that give the feel of political speechmaking. At times, the voting rights battle is a dramatic story, as when Martin Luther King, Jr.,led the march in Selma. The amendments that struck down racial and gender barriers to voting, Jim Crow laws, party machines, and campaign finance reforms are all covered.”


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About the Author

Michael Waldman is president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. He was director of speechwriting for President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1999 and is the author of The Fight to Vote, My Fellow Americans, POTUS Speaks, and three other books. Waldman is a graduate of Columbia College and NYU School of Law. He comments widely in the media on law and policy.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.