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Henry B. Gonzalez : congressman of the people / by Brenda Haugen.

By: Haugen, Brenda.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Signature livesModern America: Publisher: Minneapolis : Compass Point Books, c2006Description: 112 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0756509963 (hdbk.); 9780756509965 (hdbk.); 9780756518585; 075651858X.Subject(s): Gonzalez, Henry B. (Henry Barbosa), 1916-2000 | Legislators -- United States -- Biography | United States. Congress. House -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1989- | Mexican Americans -- Biography | Minorities -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Poor -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Legislators -- Texas -- Biography | Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951-DDC classification: 328.73/092 | B
Contents:
Speaking-- and speaking and speaking-- for what he believed in -- Son of refugees -- Finding his place in the world -- Politics calls -- Taking on the state stage -- Henry B. goes to Washington -- A hero for the homeless -- Fearless leader -- Honored for courage -- Henry B.'s health betrays him.
Summary: Profiles the life and political career career of the Texas congressman who became a voice for the poor and downtrodden.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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E840.8.G63 H38 2006 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001827427

Includes bibliographical references (p. 108) and index.

Speaking-- and speaking and speaking-- for what he believed in -- Son of refugees -- Finding his place in the world -- Politics calls -- Taking on the state stage -- Henry B. goes to Washington -- A hero for the homeless -- Fearless leader -- Honored for courage -- Henry B.'s health betrays him.

Profiles the life and political career career of the Texas congressman who became a voice for the poor and downtrodden.

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Gr 6-9-Gonzalez served for 37 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. During that time, he fought against segregation and discrimination. He was a voice for the poor and for new immigrants. Haugen does a masterful job of describing his childhood and the influences that shaped his future life in politics. The writing is energetic and lively, keeping readers engaged. Numerous quotes and excerpts appear throughout, and well-chosen illustrations enhance the text. A solid choice for biography collections.-Melissa Christy Buron, Epps Island Elementary, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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