Jeane Kirkpatrick the iconic US Ambassador to the United Nations during the Reagan Administration, and the one some say took the “Kick me” sign off the backs of the US Delegation to the UN, is the subject of a new biography by local Author and Publisher Peter Collier. A staunch anti-communist considered a key player in winning the Cold War, Kirkpatrick was a rare woman and Democrat serving in the Republican Regan Administration in the 1980′s.
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Collier talks about “Political Woman, the Big Little Life of Jean Kirkpatrick” that draws on many of Kirkpatrick’s private papers and Collier’s own extensive interviews with the woman who was also his friend.
Collier’s prior biographies include books on the Rockefeller’s, the Kennedy’s, the Fords, and the Roosevelt’s. Peter Collier will be at the Bookseller in Grass Valley Friday evening October 19th from 5 to 7 p.m. for a signing and discussion of “Political Woman, The Big Little Life of Jean Kirkpatrick.”