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The red and the blue : the 1990s and the birth of political tribalism, Steve Kornacki

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The red and the blue : the 1990s and the birth of political tribalism
Title
The red and the blue
Title remainder
the 1990s and the birth of political tribalism
Statement of responsibility
Steve Kornacki
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s--one that brings critical new understanding to our current political landscape"--
  • "From MSNBC and NBC News correspondent Steve Kornacki, a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s--one that brings critical new understanding to our current political landscape. In The Red and the Blue, cable news star and acclaimed journalist Steve Kornacki follows the twin paths of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, two larger-than-life politicians who exploited the weakened structure of their respective parties to attain the highest offices. For Clinton, that meant contorting himself around the various factions of the Democratic party to win the presidency. Gingrich employed a scorched-earth strategy to upend the permanent Republican minority in the House, making him Speaker. The Clinton/Gingrich battles were bare-knuckle brawls that brought about massive policy shifts and high-stakes showdowns--their collisions had far-reaching political consequences. But the '90s were not just about them. Kornacki writes about Mario Cuomo's stubborn presence around Clinton's 1992 campaign; Hillary Clinton's star turn during the 1998 midterms, seeding the idea for her own candidacy; Ross Perot's wild run in 1992 that inspired him to launch the Reform Party, giving Donald Trump his first taste of electoral politics in 1999; and many others. With novelistic prose and a clear sense of history, Kornacki masterfully weaves together the various elements of this rambunctious and hugely impactful era in American history, whose effects are still being felt today."--Dust jacket
  • Kornacki provides a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s-- and brings critical new understanding to our current political landscape. He follows the twin paths of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, who exploited the weakened structure of their respective parties to attain the highest offices. For Clinton, that meant contorting himself around the various factions of the Democratic party to win the presidency. Gingrich employed a scorched-earth strategy to upend the permanent Republican minority in the House, making him Speaker. Kornacki writes about Mario Cuomo's stubborn presence around Clinton's 1992 campaign; Hillary Clinton's star turn during the 1998 midterms, seeding the idea for her own candidacy; Ross Perot's wild run in 1992 that inspired him to launch the Reform Party, giving Donald Trump his first taste of electoral politics in 1999; and much more. -- adapted from jacket
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1979-
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Kornacki, Steve
Dewey number
306.20973/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E839.5
LC item number
.K67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Political culture
Label
The red and the blue : the 1990s and the birth of political tribalism, Steve Kornacki
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-475) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1018032206
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062438980
Lccn
2018016635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1018032206
Label
The red and the blue : the 1990s and the birth of political tribalism, Steve Kornacki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-475) 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
on1018032206
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062438980
Lccn
2018016635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1018032206

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