Lessons Learned the Hard Way (2 Cassettes)

Lessons Learned the Hard Way (2 Cassettes)

by Newt Gingrich
     
 
The nation's most prominent Republican and author of the bestseller, To Renew America, shares the principles that have governed his life—both personal and political—and the lessons he has learned along the way. Includes a candid appraisal of some of the most challenging moments in the Speaker's career.

Says Gingrich: "To be useful, this kind of

Overview

The nation's most prominent Republican and author of the bestseller, To Renew America, shares the principles that have governed his life—both personal and political—and the lessons he has learned along the way. Includes a candid appraisal of some of the most challenging moments in the Speaker's career.

Says Gingrich: "To be useful, this kind of report must be candid. And, indeed, in it I recount some of the most challenging, even painful, moments of my career, including the controversial effort that led to the resignation of Speaker Jim Wright, my difficult encounter with the House Ethics Committee, public blunders such as my comments about Air Force One, and my personal reaction to the so-called coup efforts within the House Republican majority." As leader of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, he speaks of the media scrutiny, the run-ins with the Clintons, events of his private life that have shaped his political ideas, and more. Some of the chapters include "Learn to Listen," "Pick Your Fights Wisely," "Don't Underestimate the Liberals," "Learn to Communicate," and "Goals for a Generation." B&W photos

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694519538
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.54(w) x 7.09(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Newt Gingrich is the representative from Georgia's Sixth District; he has served in the U.S. Congress for 19 years and has been the Speaker of the House of Representatives since 1994. He is the author of several novels as well as the nonfiction book Window of Opportunity. He has two daughters, Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Cushman, and currently resides in Washington, DC, and Marietta, Georgia, with his wife, Marianne.

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