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The Resource Don't let the fire go out!, Jean Carnahan

Don't let the fire go out!, Jean Carnahan

Label
Don't let the fire go out!
Title
Don't let the fire go out!
Statement of responsibility
Jean Carnahan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The slogan Don{u2019}t Let the Fire Go Out! became the guiding force for Jean Carnahan as she confronted life{u2019}s challenges after her husband, son, and longtime friend were killed in a plane crash on October 16, 2000. The wife of Mel Carnahan, the well-known and highly respected Missouri governor and popular leader of the Democratic Party, Jean Carnahan made history when she agreed to serve in the U.S. Senate after Missouri voters elected her husband to the position posthumously. Don{u2019}t Let the Fire Go Out! is a fascinating and compelling look at the life of this amazingly strong woman. Although the emphasis in this book is on the years 2000 through 2002{u2014}as Carnahan survived the tragic deaths of her loved ones and made her push forward with the campaign to fill what would have been her husband{u2019}s Senate seat{u2014}it also covers her family, her years of growing up in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and her marriage to Mel Carnahan. She offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at life in the Governor{u2019}s Mansion during her years as Missouri{u2019}s First Lady. The book also provides insight into Mel Carnahan{u2019}s devotion to public service. Jean Carnahan recounts her own introduction to the U.S. Senate, her struggle with the decision to vote against the confirmation of John Ashcroft as attorney general, her interactions with other senators, the loss of her Missouri farmhome to fire, a trip to Afghanistan, her reelection defeat in 2002, and countless other experiences that shaped her life and thought. Don{u2019}t Let the Fire Go Out! is an intimate and revealing memoir of an extraordinary woman who overcame great tragedy to become the first woman from Missouri to serve as a United States senator. Resilient, intelligent, and charming, Jean Carnahan will inspire all who read her remarkable story."--Publishers website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Carnahan, Jean
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E840.8.C365
LC item number
A3 2004
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carnahan, Jean
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Women legislators
Label
Don't let the fire go out!, Jean Carnahan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the blink of an eye -- Moving forward -- Mrs. Carnahan goes to Washington -- Root causes -- Magnificent dreams and noble plans -- Mansion on the hill -- One in a hundred -- Be not overcome -- An ember in the soul -- Farewell to the U.S. Senate
Control code
53361302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780826215130
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Don't let the fire go out!, Jean Carnahan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the blink of an eye -- Moving forward -- Mrs. Carnahan goes to Washington -- Root causes -- Magnificent dreams and noble plans -- Mansion on the hill -- One in a hundred -- Be not overcome -- An ember in the soul -- Farewell to the U.S. Senate
Control code
53361302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780826215130
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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