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The Resource American carnage : on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump, Tim Alberta

American carnage : on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump, Tim Alberta

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American carnage : on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump
Title
American carnage
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on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump
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Tim Alberta
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Language
eng
Summary
"Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump. The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in [this book], to understand Trump's victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence. American Carnage is the story of a president's rise based on a country's evolution and a party's collapse. As George W. Bush left office with record-low approval ratings and Barack Obama led a Democratic takeover of Washington, Republicans faced a moment of reckoning: They had no vision, no generation of new leaders, and no energy in the party's base. Yet Obama's forceful pursuit of his progressive agenda, coupled with the nation's rapidly changing societal and demographic identity, lit a fire under the right, returning Republicans to power and inviting a bloody struggle for the party's identity in the post-Bush era. The factions that emerged--one led by absolutists like Jim Jordan and Ted Cruz, the other led by pragmatists like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell--engaged in a series of devastating internecine clashes and attempted coups for control. With the GOP's internal fissures rendering it legislatively impotent, and that impotence fueling a growing resentment toward the political class and its institutions, the stage was set for an outsider to crash the party. When Trump descended a gilded escalator to announce his run in the summer of 2015, the candidate had met the moment. Only by viewing Trump as the culmination of a decade-long civil war inside the GOP--and of the parallel sense of cultural, socioeconomic, and technological disruption during that period--can we appreciate how he won the White House and consider the fundamental questions at the center of America's current turmoil. How did a party once obsessed with national insolvency come to champion trillion-dollar deficits? How did the party of compassionate conservatism become the party of Muslim bans and family separation? How did the party of family values elect a thrice-married philanderer? And, most important, how long can such a party survive? Loaded with explosive original reporting and based off hundreds of exclusive interviews--including with key players such as President Trump, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jim DeMint, and Reince Priebus, among many others--American Carnage takes us behind the scenes of this tumultuous period as we've never seen it before and establishes Tim Alberta as the premier chronicler of this political era."--Dust jacket
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Alberta, Tim
Dewey number
324.2734/09
Index
index present
LC call number
E912
LC item number
.A43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Trump, Donald
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Presidents
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
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American carnage : on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump, Tim Alberta
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical notes (pages ([617]-638) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1088919097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 678 pages
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9780062896445
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1088919097
Label
American carnage : on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump, Tim Alberta
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical notes (pages ([617]-638) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1088919097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 678 pages
Isbn
9780062896445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088919097

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