Title GRAND OLD PARTY: A HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICANS
Book Condition Very Good/Very Good
Publisher Random House 2003
0375507418 / 9780375507410
Seller ID RWARE0000031239
From Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War through the disputed election of Geo rge W. Bush and beyond, the Republican Party has been at the dramatic cente r of American politics for 150 years. In this exciting new book, the Ūrst c omprehensive history of the Republicans in 40 years, Lewis L. Gould traces the evolution of the Grand Old Party from its emergence as an antislavery c oalition in the 1850s to its current role as the champion of political and social conservatism. Gould brings to life the major Ūgures of Republican hi story--Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ro nald Rea-gan, and George W. Bush--and uncovers a wealth of fascinating anec dotes about Republicans, from "the Plumed Knight," James G. Blaine, in the 1880s, to Barry Goldwater in the 1960s, to Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. Goul d also uncovers the historical forces and issues that have made the Republi cans what they are: the crusade against slavery, the rise of big business, the Cold War, and opposition to the power of the federal government. Written with balance and keen insight, Grand Old Party is required reading for anyone interested in American politics. Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike will Ūnd their understanding of national politics deepened and enriched. Based on Gould's research in the papers of leading Republi-cans and his wide reading in the party's history, Grand Old Party is a book that will outlast the noisy tumult of today's partisan debates and endure as a deŪnitive treatment of how the Republicans have shaped the way Americans live together in a democracy. For the next presidential election and for other.