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By Timothy K. Fitzgerald

ISBN-10: 1609115724

ISBN-13: 9781609115722

A Diamond within the tough is a continuation of Timothy okay. Fitzgerald’s trilogy started with Wawona Brotherhood, outlining scholar activism through the Vietnam conflict and his campus’ struggle for racial equality.

In his moment ancient quantity outlining the following redevelopment of downtown San Jose, the real-life characters of quantity one input mainstream society within the ‘70s and ‘80s to struggle city renewal.

Fitzgerald and his pals sign up for the operating type of Silicon Valley to enforce low source of revenue housing and jobs for the operating negative, supporting those who lived in San Jose’s internal urban for many years. the tale follows Fitzgerald’s efforts to symbolize district citizens at the San Jose urban Council.

“Tim Fitzgerald participated within the transformation of San Jose from an agricultural industry city to the Capital of Silicon Valley … local teams remodeled urban politics by means of exchanging citywide council elections with election by way of district – within the approach defeating the pro-growth political machine.” – Terry Christianson, former chair, San Jose nation college Political technology division, and chief of Redistricting of San Jose

“Fitzgerald is ready to ‘bring to existence’ the hidden forces that create fiscal inequality in sizeable towns during this quantity … how a swiftly starting to be city’s formidable city making plans coverage creates ‘economic apartheid.’ ” – Scott Wagers, founder, pupil Homeless Alliance, Senior Paster, CHAM Deliverance Ministry

About the writer:
Timothy Fitzgerald has taught social technology at neighborhood faculties in California. He graduated from SJSU within the ‘70s, majoring in U.S. heritage and economics. he's now finishing a 3rd master’s measure in philosophy and is operating in this sequence’ 3rd quantity approximately his “Green Years.”

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