Published by RayMar Publishing on October 31st 2017
Genres: Biography & Autobiography
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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From Compton to Congress reveals shocking criminal charges, based on an FBI Sting, that send Congressman Walter R. Tucker III reeling, and changes his life forever. Against the great odds of overcoming the tough streets of Compton, young Tucker fulfills his goals of becoming valedictorian of Compton High School, graduate of USC with honors, graduate of Georgetown Law School, passing the California State Bar, and filling his father’s vacant seat as Mayor of Compton—all by age 33. During his meteoric rise in the political arena, at age 35 he becomes the youngest African-American from California to be elected to a U.S. congressional seat. However, the U.S. Attorney’s federal indictment against him shocks the nation. Tucker’s choice to fight the charges against him thrusts him into a criminal trial that tests the condition of his human spirit and provokes us to reflect on every man’s plight versus every man’s fight.
From Compton to Congress tells the story of how promising lawyer Walter R. Tucker III becomes the youngest African-American from California to be elected to the U. S. Congress. However, despite his meteoric rise in politics, Tucker finds himself caught up in an FBI Sting, which results in him facing shocking criminal charges. Tucker takes the reader on a journey through his upbringing in Compton, California to Washington, D.C. Readers get a glimpse of what it’s like in the fierce political arena, and the dangers that can befall someone if they aren’t careful. I found this book to be easy reading. The manner in which it was written was very conversational and felt as if it was being told to me. I also really enjoyed the courtroom drama and wished the novel focused more on that as it had a lot of action. I found most of the political goings on to be highly informative and entertaining. I especially enjoyed learning how Congress votes, and what the swearing-in ceremony is like.