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Somebody Forgot to Tell Harry: Harry Reid's Journey from Searchlight to Spotlight

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Harry Reid was born into a life that provided little promise for success. He grew up in poverty. As a child, he experienced his parents’ drinking and domestic violence. The small town of Searchlight, Nevada, where he was born, had no high school.

Yet, with the help of mentors and an education in college and law school, he achieved great success as an attorney, going on to become Nevada’s youngest lieutenant governor, as well as head of the Nevada Gaming Commission, and both a representative and senator in the United States Congress. Eventually, he rose to the position of majority leader of the Senate, becoming one of the most influential politicians in the country for several decades.

Somebody Forgot to Tell Harry is a young person’s biography of Harry Reid, which tells the story of how this poor boy from a small mining town in the middle of nowhere went on to become one of the most important figures in United States’ politics. As Reid himself told an interviewer in 2004, “If I can make it in America, anyone can.”

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