Born Piyush Jindal in Baton Rouge and nicknamed “Bobby” at a young age, Bobby Jindal’s ambition has always been apparent. From his precocious entry into the world of government at the age of twenty-four to his election as the first Indian-American governor in the United States, Jindal is consistent in his upward push. But what sparked his passion for politics? What influences his doctrines? How does he compare to other Louisiana governors who entertained presidential aspirations?
Political reporter and author Tom Aswell has been in the front row with every Louisiana governor for more than forty years. This in-depth examination explores every facet of Jindal’s career and policies. It peels back the layers of the policy wonk and political wunderkind who has made it his mission to change the face of American politics.
About the Author
Tom Aswell is an award-winning journalist who worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for twenty-five years. His work has appeared in nine Louisiana newspapers including the Baton Rouge Advocate, the Monroe News-Star, and the Ruston Daily Leader. Aswell writes a political blog called LouisianaVoice, which was named by the Washington Post as one of the top 100 political blogs in the nation. He lives outside of New Orleans, Louisiana.
His Destiny and Obsession
By Tom Aswell
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / State & Provincial
272 pp. 6 x 9
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