The Gentleman From Georgia / Edition 1

The Gentleman From Georgia / Edition 1

by Mel Steely
     
 

This is a look at the real Newt Gingrich as seen by a former colleague, close friend, and member of his staff. It is an inside view of Gingrich during his climb to power from his early training to his years as Speaker and leader of the Republican Party.

Steely reveals Gingrichs personal and political problems as well as his triumphs. His divorce and ethics

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Overview

This is a look at the real Newt Gingrich as seen by a former colleague, close friend, and member of his staff. It is an inside view of Gingrich during his climb to power from his early training to his years as Speaker and leader of the Republican Party.

Steely reveals Gingrichs personal and political problems as well as his triumphs. His divorce and ethics problems are discussed, as well as his early campaign losses and the close call in 1990. Also, the necessary revolution leading to his rise in the party and the House, the development of New Inc. as well as his role in national elections and the reforms he brought to House GOP organization, the Conservative Opportunity Society, the whips office, to the Speakers office, and the House itself, and finally resignation.

Steely reveals a different Gingrich than the one presented by the media. We see a brilliant self-assured leader who is able to compartmentalize, redefine crisis, and see defeat as opportunity.

The book concludes with an exclusive interview with Gingrich outlining both his personal future and his vision for America in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865546714
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Preparation
Chapter 2: Apprenticeship
Chapter 3: Building a Base
Chapter 4: Second Try
Chapter 5: Yes, Newt!!!
Chapter 6: The New Representative
Chapter 7: Back Home in Georgia
Chapter 8: Reagan and Reapportionment
Chapter 9: Dreaming Heroic Dreams
Chapter 10: Ambition and Arrogance
Chapter 11: In the Leadership
Chapter 12: The Best of Times
Chapter 13: Unraveling
Chapter 14: The Frustrating 105th Congress
Chapter 15: Conclusion: Looking to the Future
Bibliography
Index

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