But will Shiloh Giles’ amendment stand up to the religious right?
“The Giles Amendment” (published by iUniverse) is the fictional story of Shiloh Giles’ fight for gender equity and the cultural war waged by the religious right and the dominance and contempt of the Republican Party. Giles is a staunch champion for women’s rights, and she knows that passing this resolution is paramount to her cause. Rather than follow the resolution route, Shiloh introduces the ERA as an amendment to the defense appropriations bill, ensuring that it will be debated on the floor of Congress. Shiloh and her husband gather a grassroots constituency to work for passage, ratification and approval of the amendment. But many don’t want her to succeed. The zealous religious right and higher powers at the White House are against her every move. When her crusade takes a dangerous turn, Shiloh must fight for her life. A gripping tale of politics, prejudice and greed, “The Giles Amendment” explores one woman’s dedication and spirit against overwhelming odds.
About the Author
Stirling Scruggs was born in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and spent his formative years in Chattanooga, Tenn. He served in the military after high school and in the Peace Corps after finishing his bachelor’s degree (political science, Illinois State University). The poverty he experienced living in a small village during his Peace Corps service and the plight of women who had no access to family planning and maternal health set him on a career in international development. Instead of heading to law school after the Peace Corps, he acquired his master’s in health (University of Memphis) and went to work at Memphis Planned Parenthood where he became Executive Director. He was later recruited by the UN Population Fund where he worked for 23 years. After serving in several countries during his first 12 years at UNFPA he spent the last 11 as Director of Information, External Relations and Resource Mobilization at UNFPA headquarters in New York City. He is married to Harumi Kodama, who works at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, and is the father of twin boys and an older son from a previous marriage. Now retired, his goals are to enjoy his family, survive typhoons and to continue writing. For more information, visit http://thegilesamendment.com/.
“The Giles Amendment”
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