"The Conscience of a Liberal is an absolutely fascinating and compelling work, rich in humor and with unexpected revelations of the backstage machinations that take place within the corridors of power, by a deeply moral man whose private decency and public courage render him unique in civic life. A hero to the young, a reproach to the cynical, a living symbol of clean politics and unadulterated liberal conviction, Wellstone is also a superb gut-fighter and — unlike too many jaded liberals — he fights to win. It is all here in this vitally exciting story of a man whose anger at injustice never wavers and whose innocence remains untarnished by the exercise of power."
— Jonathan Kozol, author of Ordinary Resurrections
"Vivid, readable, and grittily honest about how the influence of the money power undermines the liberal agenda. Wellstone’s populist commitments shine through. So does his skill and his guts in this account of how one Senator can make a difference. "
— Frances Fox-Priven, author of Why Americans Still Don’t Vote