From Mayor of Detroit to property of the Michigan Department of Corrections; Kwame Kilpatrick chronicles one of the biggest political scandals to rock the nation in his memoir, Surrendered: The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick.
In 2008, Kwame Kilpatrick plead guilty to obstruction of justice charges stemming from lying under oath about an affair he had with his long-time friend and chief -of- staff.
Kilpatrick's charismatic authority as the Leader of the Michigan State House of Representatives and Mayor of the City of Detroit catapulted him into the national spotlight. He was known across the country as “The Hip-Hop Mayor,” and one of the Democratic Party's most recognized stars. His political punditry and prowess were evident by his multiple invitations to the White House, and addressing both the 2000 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions. As the youngest Mayor ever elected in the City of Detroit's History, his political career seemed, not only on-track, but also unstoppable. Through a tawdry chain of events, Kilpatrick's passion for helping people and moving the City of Detroit into greatness were overshadowed only by his sensationalized political demise.
In a cathartic process of awesome revelation, Kilpatrick writes a vividly intimate, unashamed and honest memoir that illustrates the mental, physical and spiritual mettle required to hold steadfast in the midst of the personal hell that often accompanies public humiliation and private damnation.
Surrendered: The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick gives a fascinating and revealing look into the life of one of the most talked about personalities of this Century.
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