Opportunities to meet and greet former Governor and Senator Ben Nelson with his new book at Heritage Days!

Opportunities to meet and greet former Governor and Senator Ben Nelson with his new book at Heritage Days!
Courtesy/Sen. Ben Nelson
September 25th, 2021 | Andy Long

LINCOLN, Neb. — On Saturday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. join former Nebraska
Senator Ben Nelson at his childhood home in McCook at 608 Norris Avenue for a book signing
with his new book Death of the Senate: My Front Row Seat to the Demise of the World’s
Greatest Deliberative Body (Potomac Books/Univ. Nebraska Press).


Afterward Sen. Nelson will be interviewed by NTV Assistant News Director Chris Wagner at
the Bandshell in Norris Park at 3:30 p.m. An additional book signing will follow the interview in
the same location. Book sales will be provided by McCook Community College Bookstore. All
events are open to the public.


The book, Death of the Senate, is a clear-eyed look inside the Senate chamber in an
unprecedented, brutally honest account of the current political reality.
With polarization at its worst in decades, and every day a new fight over filibusters,
infrastructure or reconciliation, the U.S. Senate is on a self-destructive path. But former Sen.
Nelson not going to let the institution destroy itself without a fight. His book is a cleareyed look
inside the Senate chamber and a brutally honest account of the current political reality.
 
“I served at a time the Senate worked, there are lessons to learn that can help restore the
Senate,” Sen. Nelson writes. “Why does that matter? If the Senate cannot work effectively for
the American people, then the government doesn’t work. And if the Senate cannot serve as a
responsible, credible check on the powers of the President—as it was meant to be—then our
democracy can’t work. If our democracy can’t work, our country will decline, and our people
will suffer. There’s a lot on the line in getting the Senate to function again.”

Nelson learned early on that the key to any negotiation at any level is genuine trust. With humor,
insight, and firsthand details, Nelson makes the case that the “heart of the deal” is critical and
describes how he focused on this during his time in the Senate. 


Ben Nelson, a native of McCook, is a politician, businessman, and lawyer who served as the
thirtyseventh governor of Nebraska from 1991 to 1999 and as a United States senator from
Nebraska from 2001 to 2013.


For more information on the book visit https://www.senatorbennelsonbook.com/
For media inquiries please email Rosemary Sekora at rsekora@unl.edu

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