The Republicans

Author: Lewis L. Gould
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199936625
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The Republicans. Lewis L. Gould's 2003 history of the Republican Party was a fast-paced account of Republican fortunes. The Republicans won praise for its even-handed, incisive analysis of Republican history, drawing on Gould's deep knowledge of the evolution of national political history and acute feel for the interplay of personalities and ideology. In this revised and updated edition, Gould extends this history, adding a new chapter on the George W. Bush presidency, the election of 2008, and the response of the Grand Old Party to Barack Obama. His narrative covers such contemporary figures as Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and John McCain, as well as forgotten Republican leaders including James G. Blaine, Mark Hanna, Wendell Willkie, and Robert A. Taft. Contending that the historic Republican skepticism about the legitimacy of the Democratic Party has shaped American politics since the Civil War, Gould argues that the persistent flaw in the relations between the two parties has led the nation to the current crisis of stalemate and partisan bitterness. No other account of Republican history is as up-to-date, crammed with fascinating information, and ready to serve as an informed guide to today's partisan warfare. Lay readers and political junkies alike seeking the best book on Republican history will find what they are looking for in Gould's comprehensive volume.

Grand Old Party

Author: Lewis L. Gould
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199964467
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Grand Old Party. From Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War through the disputed election of George W. Bush and beyond, the Republican Party has been at the dramatic center of American politics for 150 years. In Grand Old Party, the first comprehensive history of the Republicans in 40 years, Lewis L. Gould traces the evolution of the Grand Old Party from its emergence as an antislavery coalition in the 1850s to its current role as the champion of political and social conservatism. Here, Gould brings to life the major figures of Republican history - Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush-and uncovers a wealth of fascinating anecdotes about Republicans, from "the Plumed Knight," James G. Blaine, in the 1880s, to Barry Goldwater in the 1960s, to Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. Gould also uncovers the historical forces and issues that have made the Republicans what they are: the crusade against slavery, the rise of big business, the Cold War, and opposition to the power of the federal government. Based on Gould's research in the papers of leading Republicans 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 definitive treatment of how the Republicans have shaped the way Americans live together in a democracy. Written with balance and keen insight, Grand Old Party is required reading for anyone interested in American politics, especially as Americans gear up for the 2012 presidential election. Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike will find their understanding of national politics deepened and enriched by this invaluable guide to the unfolding saga of American politics.

The Party Is Over

Author: Mike Lofgren
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110160123X
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The Party Is Over. The New York Times bestselling exposé of what passes for business as usual in Washington today Look out for The Deep State coming from Viking on January 5, 2016 There was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk— they are zombies, a party of the living dead. Mike Lofgren came to Washington in the early eighties—those halcyon, post–Nixonian glory days—for what he imagined would be a short stint on Capitol Hill. He has witnessed quite a few low points in his twenty-eight years on the Hill—but none quite so pitiful as the antics of the current crop of legislators whom we appear to have elected. Based on the explosive article Lofgren wrote when he resigned in disgust after the debt ceiling crisis, The Party Is Over is a funny and impassioned exposé of everything that is wrong with Washington. Obama and his tired cohorts are no angels but they have nothing on the Republicans, whose wily strategists are bankrupting the country one craven vote at a time. Be prepared for some fireworks. From the Hardcover edition.

If Democrats Had Any Brains They D Be Republicans

Author: Ann Coulter
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 0307407853
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If Democrats Had Any Brains They D Be Republicans. “Uttering lines that send liberals into paroxysms of rage, otherwise known as ‘citing facts,’ is the spice of life. When I see the hot spittle flying from their mouths and the veins bulging and pulsing above their eyes, well, that’s when I feel truly alive.” So begins If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans, Ann Coulter’s funniest, most devastating, and, yes, most outrageous book to date. Coulter has become the brightest star in the conservative firmament thanks to her razor-sharp reasoning and biting wit. Of course, practically any time she opens her mouth, liberal elites denounce Ann, insisting that “She’s gone too far!” and hopefully predicting that this time it will bring a crashing end to her career. Now you can read all the quotes that have so outraged her enemies and so delighted her legions of fans. More than just the definitive collection of Coulterisms, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans includes dozens of brand-new commentaries written by Coulter and hundreds of never-before-published quotations. This is Ann at her best, covering every topic from A to Z. Here you’ll read Coulter’s take on: • Her politics: “As far as I’m concerned, I’m a middle-of-the-road moderate and the rest of you are crazy.” • Hillary Clinton: “Hillary wants to be the first woman president, which would also make her the first woman in a Clinton administration to sit behind the desk in the Oval Office instead of under it.” • The environment: “God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, ‘Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It’s yours.’” • Religion: “It’s become increasingly difficult to distinguish the pronouncements of the Episcopal Church from the latest Madonna video.” • Global warming: “The temperature of the planet has increased about one degree Fahrenheit in the last century. So imagine a summer afternoon when it’s 63 degrees and the next thing you know it’s . . . 64 degrees. Ahhhh!!!! Run for your lives, everybody! Women and children first!” • Gun control: “Mass murderers apparently can’t read, since they are constantly shooting up ‘gun-free zones.’” • Bill Clinton: “Bill Clinton’s library is the first one to ever feature an Adults Only section.” • Illegal aliens: “I am the illegal alien of commentary. I will do the jokes that no one else will do.” If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans is a must-have for anyone who loves (or loves to hate) Ann Coulter. From the Hardcover edition.

The Republicans

Author: Robert Allen Rutland
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826210906
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The Republicans. Examines the history of the Republican party and such individuals as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Dewey, Nelson Rockefeller, and George Bush

Reasons To Vote For Republicans

Author: Char Daley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544288994
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Reasons To Vote For Republicans. No need to feel left out Democrats, with this book you too can have some fun teasing your friends and family! Perfect for leaving around the house or giving as a gift, this remarkably "analytical" book is sure to trick the reader into believing it's genuine until they open it up and see the empty pages inside! Enjoy a good chuckle with a fellow Democrat, or a groan from a Republican over this satirical novelty book! The back reads: "In an unapologetically forthright fashion, this book concisely expresses the author's opinion of every prominent reason to vote for Republicans. While many political monographs are overwhelming and often confusing, this book painlessly communicates the many complexities of politics. Armed with the knowledge contained within this book, any soon-to-be voter stuck on the fence will be sure to feel much more at ease come election day."

Frederick Douglass Republicans

Author: K.Carl Smith with Dr. Karnie C. Smith Sr
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456758144
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Frederick Douglass Republicans. Frederick Douglass is an iconic historical figure whose noble qualities are visible in the lives of four major Biblical characters: Like Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his brothers and later became second-in-command of Egypt. Douglass was born into slavery and served as an advisor to five US presidents. Like Moses, who liberated the Israelites from Egypt by confronting Pharaoh. Douglass fought to liberate blacks from slavery by agitating President Lincoln. Like Paul, who wrote the majority of the New Testament and composed letters that changed the world. Douglass authored three books and penned thousands of articles, speeches, and editorials that transformed the nature of politics in America. Like Jesus, who forgave those who nailed Him to the cross and yes He died for the salvation of humanity. Douglass forgave his slave masters and dedicated his life for the liberation of all people. For these reasons and more, Douglass’ political and social principles can heal our nation. Frederick Douglass—the role model for the next generation—the “Quintessential Conservative”.

The Working Class Republican

Author: Henry Olsen
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062475282
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The Working Class Republican. Preface by Jon Meacham In this sure to be controversial book in the vein of The Forgotten Man, a political analyst argues that conservative icon Ronald Reagan was not an enemy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, but his true heir and the popular program’s ultimate savior. Conventional political wisdom views the two most consequential presidents of the twentieth-century—FDR and Ronald Reagan—as ideological opposites. FDR is hailed as the champion of big-government progressivism manifested in the New Deal. Reagan is seen as the crusader for conservatism dedicated to small government and free markets. But Henry Olsen argues that this assumption is wrong. In Ronald Reagan: New Deal Republican, Olsen contends that the historical record clearly shows that Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal itself were more conservative than either Democrats or Republicans believe, and that Ronald Reagan was more progressive than most contemporary Republicans understand. Olsen cuts through political mythology to set the record straight, revealing how Reagan—a longtime Democrat until FDR’s successors lost his vision in the 1960s—saw himself as FDR’s natural heir, carrying forward the basic promises of the New Deal: that every American deserves comfort, dignity, and respect provided they work to the best of their ability. Olsen corrects faulty assumptions driving today’s politics. Conservative Republican political victories over the last thirty years have not been a rejection of the New Deal’s promises, he demonstrates, but rather a representation of the electorate’s desire for their success—which Americans see as fulfilling the vision of the nation’s founding. For the good of all citizens and the GOP, he implores Republicans to once again become a party of "FDR Conservatives"—to rediscover and support the basic elements of FDR (and Reagan’s) vision.

French Revolutionaries And English Republicans

Author: Rachel Hammersley
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780861932733
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French Revolutionaries And English Republicans. "An in-depth study of the radical Cordeliers Club and its influence on political and constitutional thought of the time"--Provided by publisher.