Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pre-order "A Price Too High"

Stroud & Hall is taking pre-orders for "A Price Too High: The Judiciary in Jeopardy."

Here is a preview of the table of contents:

Chapter 1 - Nominated: 2001
Chapter 2 - Choosing Sides: 1960s
Chapter 3 - Abortion: The Engine of Opposition
Chapter 4 - The Attack
Chapter 5 - A Burning Cross
Chapter 6 - As Promised: A “Nasty and Contentious” Hearing
Chapter 7 - Looking for One Vote
Chapter 8 - Confirmation Limbo: Bottled Up in Committee
Chapter 9 - Election of 2002
Chapter 10 - Re-nominated
Chapter 11 - Filibustered
Chapter 12 - Recess Appointment
Chapter 13 - “60 Minutes”
Chapter 14 - Serving on the Fifth Circuit
Chapter 15 - Consequences
Chapter 16 - A Problem that Cries Out for Solution
Chapter 17 - Restoring Civility, Respecting One Another
Chapter 18 - End the Filibuster: The Constitutional Option
Chapter 19 - Procedure for Confirmation
Chapter 20 - Protect the Amendment Process

Here are some advance comments on the book:

"My friend Judge Charles Pickering, a much respected jurist, was in a very real sense martyred for his faith. Senators shockingly refused his confirmation largely because of his expressed Christian views." - CHARLES W. COLSON: Founder, Prison Fellowship

"Charles Pickering Sr. has written an extraordinary book, a healing book at a time when that is what we all need. Senator Chuck Schumer should pay special attention to Chapter Thirteen." - MIKE WALLACE: 60 Minutes

"Having known Charles Pickering for more than thirty years, I watched with frustration and anger as far left groups and liberal senators falsely smeared him and insulted Mississippi. But what he and other conservative judicial nominees endured actually hurt Democrats at the polls and helped assure confirmation of John Roberts and Sam Alito to the Supreme Court. In A Price Too High Judge Pickering shares an intriguing story that every Mississippian and everyone interested in good government should read." - HALEY BARBOUR: Governor of Mississippi and former chairman, Republican National Committee

"Charles Pickering’s four-year confirmation fight gave him a unique perspective of how liberal politicalization of the judiciary seriously threatens the third branch of government. The recommendations in A Price Too High are both reasonable and provocative and will make a positive contribution toward solving a problem that gravely endangers the Judiciary and undermines comity and collegiality in the Senate. This is a must-read for all who are serious about fidelity to the Constitution." - DAVID LIMBAUGH: Attorney and author of Persecution

"Let’s see if I have this right: White northern liberals, who knew absolutely nothing about the real Charles Pickering, maligned him as a bigot who was soft on cross-burners. But African-American civil rights workers in Mississippi know Judge Pickering as a man of great moral courage who took on the KKK back when it was dangerous and who to this day stands for decency and fair play. This tells you a lot about Pickering – but even more about his enemies. For some, public service is a price too high, but not for Charles Pickering." - BERNARD GOLDBERG: Journalist and author of Bias

"Unlike those who attacked him in Washington, D.C., I know Charles Pickering personally; and I know his positive record on race relations, civil rights, and equal protection for all. A Price Too High tells a captivating and compelling story of a young man who came of age in the segregated South, and at the age of 26, fought the Ku Klux Klan when they were strongest. Washington liberals attempted to portray him as a racist; they sickened me. I’ve been in the fight. I have the wounds. I know the truth. If you are interested in promoting better race relations, you should read Charles Pickering’s story." - CHARLES EVERS: Civil rights leader, Brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, And former mayor of Fayette, Mississippi

You can read a few excerpts of the book here - but Pickering reveals some interesting behind the scenes information you should read in the book, if it isn't mentioned in news reports first.

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