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The political autobiography of the rebel presidential candidate

Bernie Sanders’s crusade for the presidency of the USA has galvanized humans everywhere in the kingdom, placing fiscal, racial, and social justice into the highlight, and elevating hopes that american citizens can take their nation again from the billionaires and alter the process history.

during this publication, Sanders tells the tale of a passionate and principled political lifestyles. He describes how, after slicing his the teeth within the Civil Rights move, he helped construct a grassroots political circulate in Vermont, making it attainable for him to develop into the 1st self reliant elected to the united states apartment of Representatives in 40 years. the tale maintains into the united states Senate and during the dramatic release of his presidential crusade.

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