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Co-author of book on Gov. Scott Walker to speak in St. Paul

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick Marley, who co-wrote “More Than They Bargained For,” will read at Micawber’s Books in St. Paul Thursday night.

The co-author of “More Than They Bargained For,” a book about the turbulent early months of  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s term, will be in St. Paul on Thursday.

Patrick Marley, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will speak at Micawber’s Books, 2238 Carter Ave., Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Marley and newspaper colleague Jason Stein wrote the book about Walker’s repeal of many labor laws and the resulting tumult and recall election.

The authors say their book looks at the:

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“… frantic efforts of state officials meeting openly and in the Capitol’s elegant backrooms as protesters demonstrated outside. Conducting new in-depth interviews with elected officials, labor leaders, cops, protesters, and other key figures, and drawing on new documents and their own years of experience as statehouse reporters, [they examine the] wildest sixteen months in Wisconsin politics since the era of Joe McCarthy.”

And Marley says the book broke some news on the Walker story, which they have now written about in the paper.