Beloved Workhorses

How Not Pursuing Fame Did Not Inhibit U.S. House Members from Effectiveness and Likability

by Scott Crass



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 24/08/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 852
ISBN : 9781664189096

About the Book

Imagine members of Congress who don’t crave media attention. Imagine people who are so beloved within the institution that negative sentiment is non-existent. Finally, imagine folks for whom reaching across the aisle to craft comprehensive legislation is second nature. In Beloved Workhorses, one doesn’t have to imagine. A number of former members of the U.S. House of Representatives encompassed all three traits and thrived. Why? Because they were salt-of-the-earth men and women with remarkable personal stories. Beloved Workhorses portrays them.

About the Author

The author’s first word could easily have been “politics.” Scott Crass’s passion for politics may have been fueled by his first book on U.S. presidents, given to him by his mother, Madeline, at the ripe young age of 5. He quickly wore out the pages, prompting his mother to buy a replacement. Scott has been a devoted student of Presidential and Congressional politics ever since. Scott obtained his B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Monmouth University in Long Branch, N.J., and achieved his M.A. in Counseling at the same institution. A New Jersey native, Scott has always been drawn to his beloved Jersey Shore, where he enjoys spending much of his free time. Besides politics and the Shore, Scott is a fan of music of all kinds, including 1940s “Big Band,” Doo Wop/ oldies, Strauss waltzes, Dean Martin and any sound of another Jersey treasure, Frank Sinatra. And just like his grandfather, the late Charles J. Mandel, he is enchanted with the beautiful music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. He lives in Somerset, N.J and thrives by a personal motto, “Failure is only our enemy if it does not serve as our guide.”