The inspiring autobiography of one of America's emerging leaders How does an African American man raised in a family of Democrats on the poor side of the tracks become the first to hold a Republican leadership position in the U.S. Congress? J. C. Watts Jr. shares the remarkable story of his life and the controversy of his independent views. In this inspiring, provocative, and inside look at the workings of Washington, he tackles hot-button issues, his vision for America's future, and his controversial decision to retire from Congress.
J.C. Watts is the first black Congressman since Reconstruction to represent Oklahoma. A dynamic preacher, ex-professional football star, and father of five, Congressman Watts burst onto the national scene with his keynote speech at the 1996 Republican convention. Chriss Winston was the first woman to serve as chief White House speechwriter. A Washington communications veteran of both the Reagan and first Bush administrations, she is now a freelance writer. Ms. Winston lives in Pomfret, Maryland.