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By Timothy K. Fitzgerald

A Diamond within the tough is a continuation of Timothy ok. Fitzgerald’s trilogy started with Wawona Brotherhood, outlining scholar activism in the course of the Vietnam conflict and his campus’ struggle for racial equality.

In his moment ancient quantity outlining the next redevelopment of downtown San Jose, the real-life characters of quantity one input mainstream society within the ‘70s and ‘80s to struggle city renewal.

Fitzgerald and his neighbors subscribe to the operating type of Silicon Valley to enforce low source of revenue housing and jobs for the operating bad, helping those who lived in San Jose’s internal urban for many years. the tale follows Fitzgerald’s efforts to symbolize district citizens at the San Jose urban Council.

“Tim Fitzgerald participated within the transformation of San Jose from an agricultural marketplace city to the Capital of Silicon Valley … local teams reworked urban politics by way of changing citywide council elections with election via district – within the technique defeating the pro-growth political machine.” – Terry Christianson, former chair, San Jose nation collage Political technological know-how division, and chief of Redistricting of San Jose

“Fitzgerald is ready to ‘bring to existence’ the hidden forces that create monetary inequality in sizeable towns during this quantity … how a swiftly growing to be city’s bold city making plans coverage creates ‘economic apartheid.’ ” – Scott Wagers, founder, scholar Homeless Alliance, Senior Paster, CHAM Deliverance Ministry

About the writer:
Timothy Fitzgerald has taught social technological know-how at neighborhood faculties in California. He graduated from SJSU within the ‘70s, majoring in U.S. historical past and economics. he's now finishing a 3rd master’s measure in philosophy and is operating in this sequence’ 3rd quantity approximately his “Green Years.”

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