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by Nina J. Easton

  • ISBN: 0743203208
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Nina J. Easton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (April 9, 2002)
  • Pages: 464
  • ePub book: 1831 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1967 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 283

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In Gang of Five, bestselling author Nina J. Easton reveals the hidden history of American politics in the last thirty . The Wall Street Journal Ms. Easton is the Dian Fossey of conservatism.

In Gang of Five, bestselling author Nina J. Easton reveals the hidden history of American politics in the last thirty years. It's the story of the other. She marches into conservative hills to reveal the hidden world of these gorillas in the mist to the liberals back in civilization. Her reporting is impressive. Easton unites perceptive analysis with lively prose style. Joe Klein author of Primary Colors Nina Easton brings a strange and wonderful cast of characters to life in a book that is serious and often hilarious.

It's the story of the other, less well-known segment of the baby-boom generation: young conservative activists who arrived on campus in the 1970s in rebellion against everything "sixties" and went on to overturn the political dynamics of our country. In Gang of Five, bestselling author Nina J.

Easton's 2002 book, Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Ascendancy, examined the rise of modern conservatism and what Easton called the "hidden history" of the baby-boom generation

Easton's 2002 book, Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Ascendancy, examined the rise of modern conservatism and what Easton called the "hidden history" of the baby-boom generation While working for The Boston Globe, Easton co-authored John F. Kerry: A Complete Biography by The Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best, with fellow Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Brian Mooney. It's the story of the other, less well-known segment of the baby-boom generation: young conservative activists who arrived on campus in the 1970s in rebellion against everything "sixties" and went on to overturn the political dynamics of our country. Gang of Five focuses on the lives and careers of five major figures. BILL KRISTOL, the Harvard-educated intellectual and Weekly Standard publisher. Easton reveals the hidden history of American politics in the last thirty years

In Gang of Five, bestselling author Nina J. Easton adds an important element to the history of American politics in the last thirty years. This is the story of the other, less well known segment of the baby-boom generation. In contrast to earlier generations of conservatives, these leaders and their allies tasted success, first with Ronald Reagan's twin victories in the 1980s and then, in the 1990s, with the Republican capture of Congress. They play to win and have had a hand in every major insurrection from the Right over the past two decades - from abortion politics to government shutdowns to political muckracking.

Gang of Five - Nina J. Easton. This book narrates the intertwined lives of a gang of five, rightist leaders at the center of the conservative movement who work alone, in concert, and sometimes in bitter rivalry with one another, but always for the cause. If their names are only somewhat familiar, their job descriptions jog the memory. One is a former leader of the Christian Coalition.

Published by Simon & Schuster, 2002. Condition: Good Soft cover. From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, . Price: US$ 8. 9 Convert Currency. Title: Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the. Publisher: Simon & Schuster. Publication Date: 2002. It's the story of the other, less well-kwn segment of the baby-boom generation: young conservative activists who arrived on campus in the 1970s in rebellion against everything sixties and went on to overturn the political dynamics of our country. Gang of Five focuses on the lives and careers of five major figures

Nina Easton, Washington bureau chief for Fortune Magazine, is the author of Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Ascendancy.

Nina Easton, Washington bureau chief for Fortune Magazine, is the author of Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Ascendancy.

In Gang of Five, bestselling author Nina J. Easton reveals the hidden history of American politics in the last thirty years. It's the story of the other, less well-known segment of the baby-boom generation: young conservative activists who arrived on campus in the 1970s in rebellion against everything "sixties" and went on to overturn the political dynamics of our country. Gang of Five focuses on the lives and careers of five major figures. BILL KRISTOL, the Harvard-educated intellectual and Weekly Standard publisher RALPH REED, the hardball politico and strategist for the Christian right CLINT BOLICK, the constitutional lawyer and "bleeding heart" libertarian GROVER NORQUIST, the anti-tax activist and leader of the so-called vast right-wing conspiracy DAVID McINTOSH, the fresh-faced congressman and architect of the Right's war on regulation Gang of Five is a major contribution to contemporary history that explains how we arrived at the politics of today.

Comments

Sironynyr Sironynyr
For serious students of the conservative movement or for those just interested in better understanding of how modern American conservatives have managed to gain the influence we can witness in 2014, this book really is a must-read. Of the five subjects focused on by Easton, only David Macintosh has receded somewhat in importance now. The other four, Bill Kristol, Clint Bolick, Grover Norquist and Ralph Reed remain key figures of influence whose past and present influence you really need to understand.

Easton is not only a disciplined researcher, she's a very fine writer and her book presents no hardship for even the casual reader. She's both deeply informative and a delight to read.

And to correct one other review noted here which presents the ad hominem claim that Easton is a "leftist", we ought to note that she is a regular on Fox and is married to Russell Schriefer, a Republican political strategist who was the senior advisor to the 2012 presidential campaign of Mitt Romney.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor The Apotheoses of Lacspor
"Gang of Five" is an excellent, behind-the-scenes look at five individuals who played a large part in shaping the Republican power structure as we know it today. Although the book was written nearly six years ago, Easton's insightful journalism is especially relevant due to the Jack Abramoff scandal. Abramoff plays a large part in the book, as he ran the College Republicans with pals Grover Norquist and Ralph Reed.

To understand the Republican Party, you must read this book. Easton's knowledge spans the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton years, and goes beyond the personalities you see in the media to paint a picture of a party rooted in college activism, philosophy, and a desire to push the country to the Right.

This book comes highly recommend to anyone interested in our political strucutre, Republican or Democrat.
Jaiarton Jaiarton
First, lets consider the source. Nina appears to be a very nice person and very attractive. But she is a liberal. She writes for the Boston Globe, not a publication who is tolerant of conservative views. This is akin to having Yankees fans review the Red Sox fans conduct. Its not only skewed but also deliberately contrived to create a sinister appearance and motive of the 'five'.

Second, she chose five people of which only really two were actually major movers in the GOP or conservative movement. Maybe she should have asked around first if she actually knew any conservatives she could have surveyed for some names to start with.

Mostly, this book is harmless and a rehash of already public information. Ralph Reed is a smooth talker and more moderate in tone than Pat Robertson. Boy, that's gonna be a headline someday.

I'm sure that liberals will gleefully read about how evil, heartless and conniving those conservatives are trying to organize things so they can win elections without the public knowing it. Its hardly news and its hardly unusual considering that we have already had to live through Carville and Begala.