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USA/From Where We Stand
1970 USA From Where We Stand.jpg
Paperback edition
Author Leo Ryan, editor
Country United States
Language English
Subject American history
Genre non-fiction
Publisher Fearon Publishers, Lear Siegler, Inc., Education Division. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 73-116372.
Publication date
Media type Paperback
Pages 237
Preceded by Understanding California Government and Politics

USA/From Where We Stand: Readings in Contemporary American Problems is a non-fiction book published by Fearon Publishers in 1970.

The book's editor was then-Assemblyman for California's 27th District, Leo J. Ryan.[1] Ryan later went on to become a United States Representative from California's 11th congressional district.[2] Ryan was assassinated by members of Peoples Temple in Guyana. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1983.[3][4][5][6]

Notable contributors[edit]

Congressman Leo Ryan

Notable contributors to USA/From Where We Stand include (in order of appearance in the book) :


  1. ^ Simon, Mark (December 10, 1998). "A Trip Into The Heart Of Darkness: Always larger than life, Leo Ryan courted danger.". San Francisco Chronicle. pp. A17. 
  2. ^ United States Congress. "RYAN, Leo Joseph, (1925 - 1978)". United States Congress. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Statement on Signing the Bill Authorizing a Congressional Gold Medal Honoring the Late Representative Leo J. Ryan" (Press release). President Ronald Reagan. November 18, 1983. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  4. ^ Trescott, Jacqueline (November 30, 1984). "Leo Ryan honored. (with Medal of Honor)". The Washington Post. pp. v107 pC4 col 5 (10 col in). 
  5. ^ Staff (November 27, 1984). "Reagan to give medal for slain congressman. (Leo J. Ryan)". The New York Times. pp. pA25(L) col 2 (4 col in). 
  6. ^ "Congressman Tom Lantos' Remarks on the 25th Anniversary of the Tragedy at Jonestown and the Death of Congressman Leo Ryan" (Press release). Tom Lantos. 2003-11-17. Retrieved 2006-09-08. 

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