A Higher Calling


Forward

Prologue

I. Dance Studio to the Courthouse 1

  • 1 The Fortuitous Fistfight 3
  • 2 “Go for It” 15
  • 3 “Your Career Is Over Before It Begins” 27
  • 4 Upstart Shakes Up Courthouse 41
  • 5 “Go Back and Marry That Guy” 55
  • 6 “Keep It to Three Points” 65

II. Courthouse to the Congress 75

  • 7 When Is It “My Turn” 77
  • 8 Exporting Logs and Jobs 89
  • 9 Watergate Babies 101
  • 10 The Class of ’74 Rebels 109

III. Littered with Unknowns 121

  • 11 The Staircase Stripper 123
  • 12 Foxtrot on the House Floor 137
  • 13 No to Gifts and Women 145
  • 14 Wrestling a Skunk 149

IV. Faith in the Public Square 157

  • 15 Bipartisan Soulmates 159
  • 16 To Thine Own Self Be True 173
  • 17 The Way to Reconciliation 179
  • 18 The Wall of Separation 191
  • 19 Equal Access for All 205

V. Profiles of Character 215

  • 20 Conviction Above Ambition 217
  • 21 Oddity Is Presidential 223
  • 22 A Beacon Light for Human Rights 231
  • 23 Cowboy in the Cabinet 243

VI. Dancing Around the House Chamber 255

  • 24 Ethiopia, a Reign of Terror 257
  • 25 The Soul of Our Foreign Policy 269
  • 26 Taxing All But Gall 281


VII. Nature’s Cathedral 289

  • 27 Songs of Joy 291
  • 28 Shorebirds Seeking Refuge 299
  • 29 Volcanic Fury 305
  • 30 Protect and Preserve 317


VIII. A Fork in the Road 329

  • 31 Pinstripes and Perrier 331
  • 32 The Mom in Tennis Shoes 355

IX. Oligarchs Reign Amok 365

  • 33 Russia’s Media Czar 367
  • 34 The Saint Behind Bars 393

X. A Higher Calling 409

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