American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump

American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump

Politico Magazine?s chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider?s look at the making of the modern Republican Party?how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump. The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Politico Magazine?s chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider?s look at the making of the...

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Title:American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump
Author:Tim Alberta
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:006289644X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:688 pages pages

American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump Reviews

  • Kay
    Aug 23, 2019
    Why read a book recounting major things that happened in the Republican party over the last 12 years? Especially when you're someone like me, who spent that time editing coverage of the Republican party? What I didn't realize when I embarked on Tim Alberta's well-reported book, America...
  • Regan
    Aug 23, 2019
    Wow. What a super read. This is, from what I can see, Alberta's first book. He's a writer, yes, but for a first book this is a really super read. Based on the entities he has written for I believe he is a republican, but in American Carnage he presents a very objective perspective on t...
  • David
    Aug 29, 2019
    It's hard not to look at a train wreck. For the past ten years the Republican party has been on a slow-motion train wreck, finally coming to a spectacular crash with the rise of Trump. This book gives an enjoyable account of that wreck, with a lot of behind the scenes interviews of som...
  • Lynn
    Aug 25, 2019
    That was a thorough book. Maybe a little too thorough. Admittedly I started skimming the parts I remembered well: healthcare vote, November 2016, and a few other parts of the nightmare of this presidency. ...
  • Misfit
    Jul 26, 2019
    Meh. Not what I expected. Returning to library and moving on. ...
  • Thomas Terence
    Jul 30, 2019
    Great insight from Tim Alberta Alberta really captures a feeling of what Trump means to different people - anger and embarrassment for some and servility and unwavering idolatry for others (Mike Pence.) ...
  • Fred Klein
    Aug 06, 2019
    This is not just an account of the first two years of Trump's first (hopefully last) term. This is an account of the changing Republican party from before Trump came to office, through his campaign and Trump's term until the release of the Mueller Report. I found this author's analy...
  • Steve Solnick
    Aug 24, 2019
    Alberta offers a book that is at once too detailed and not deep enough - chronicling the transformation of the Republican party from 2008 to 2019. I found the first half of the book more illuminating than the second, and better structured. The dance between McCain and Romney, the rise ...
  • Lori
    Sep 14, 2019
    It took me a full month & a half to slog my way through "American Carnage" by Tim Alberta, the chief political correspondent for Politico magazine. The book has been well reviewed, both in the media and on reader forums such as Goodreads (current average rating 4.21 stars). I ga...
  • Angie
    Aug 18, 2019
    This was a really good read even though I already knew almost everything that happened. ...
  • Book
    Sep 08, 2019
    American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump by Tim Alberta ?American Carnage? is a solid journalist?s account of the Republican civil war told through the eyes of the combatants. Politico Magazine?s chief political corresp...
  • Scott
    Aug 21, 2019
    ExHAUSTively reported and exhausting to read. No new information, no really new insights into the Trump Administration. Mostly an almost minute-by-minute recounting of Trump?s rise to power... Thoroughly depressing and disheartening. ...
  • Gary  Beauregard Bottomley
    Jul 18, 2019
    There was absolutely nothing new in this book that a regular reader of the New York Times and reader of political blogs and twitter would not have already known. I stopped this book near the half way point where Trump was winning the Iowa caucus and ?lying Ted? was trying to make a...
  • Scotty
    Jul 25, 2019
    Solid reporting, good analysis Alberta does a great job tracking the final devolution of the modern Republican Party into the irrational, power-mad monster it is today. From the rise of the Tea Party to current the descent into Trumpism, this is a fascinating and chilling portrait o...
  • Rick Lee Lee James
    Aug 12, 2019
    Incredibly Well Researched and Engaging This book is a terrific look at the civil war that has taken place within the Republican Party. Trump isn?t didn?t just happen overnight and this book researched the process from its start to the present day. I could hardly put it down onc...
  • Jill Meyer
    Jul 15, 2019
    The latest entry in books looking at Donald Trump and his presidency is "American Carnage", by Politico author Tim Alberta. He takes a slightly different tack than many books about Trump in that he examines Trump's place in the Republican Party. In fact, the book is as much an examinat...
  • BookTrib.com
    Jul 17, 2019
    POLITICO?s Tim Alberta, author of American Carnage (Harper), asked a ?blissfully retired? John Boehner over lunch whether he believed that the Republican Party ?could survive Trumpism.? Boehner?s response? ?There is no Rep?? Here he stops, hesitates, and when press...
  • Donald Luther
    Sep 01, 2019
    Arnold Toynbee once famously defined history as 'one damn thing after another.' Though Toynbee was a better historian than that definition would suggest, it does serve as a good description of bad historical writing. That's what we have here. Alberta gives us an almost painfully det...
  • Adam Schrecengost
    Aug 06, 2019
    This is an odd book. There's nothing really new, and I'm struck that Alberta decided to structure it similar to how events played out in the public eye instead of what was really going on behind the scenes. Because of this, it feels Ike a Wikipedia summary of the past 10 years, and non...
  • Robert P. Hoffman
    Aug 11, 2019
    This is an outstanding book. The author does an extraordinary job of telling what happened in the Republican party over the last ten years and what happened to our political world during that time period. It reads like a novel where the author laments the state of the world we find our...
  • Miracle Jones
    Aug 18, 2019
    A fairly comprehensive yet painfully lifeless and mediocre history of the....present? The only thing here that hasn't been reported better elsewhere by reporters less interested in flattering Republicans for dubious reasons is the primary contest between Trump and Cruz, so if you can ...
  • Jack Fraser
    Aug 12, 2019
    sucked ...
  • Sherri
    Aug 13, 2019
    I just could not put this book down. It was like a car accident you just couldn?t look away from... The narrator on the audible version was amazing too. ...
  • Ryan
    Aug 28, 2019
    Great book, worth the read. Recent years are an amazing test of the theory that most people lack policy preferences or even ideological commitments (including Christianity) but rather engage with politics based entirely on tribal loyalty and status claims. A man whose character and pla...
  • John Bordeaux
    Aug 05, 2019
    First draft of our shared history Reading far too many of these ?as it happens? histories for my personal health, this was nevertheless a worthwhile investment. This is the book I would pass on to my grandchildren, who hopefully will ask ?what was it like? rather than ?no ...
  • Trey Grayson
    Jul 30, 2019
    It?s long. But worth it. I forgive him for calling me MM?s hand-picked candidate instead of my actual name. :) ...
  • Leif Paulson
    Sep 01, 2019
    So much to say and so little time: Overall, this is a great oral history of the past 10+ years of GOP politics covering the end of the Bush-43 Administration to the release of the Mueller Report in the Trump Administration. I had forgotten about those nascent battles and challenges ...
  • Ed McKinley
    Aug 13, 2019
    Good read ? tightly written, which makes sense with the author?s background as a reporter. It?s well researched and sourced, and offers what seems to be an accurate and fair prescription of what ills our current political climate and how we got to where we are. ...
  • Alex Mulligan
    Aug 12, 2019
    Wow. It?s hard to believe this book is real, and not fiction. Loaded with interviews from major players (Trump, Ryan, Bohner, Cruz etc etc) this book is an authoritative text on the rise of Donald Trump and the tectonic shifts in the the Republican Party. Alberta?s hypothes...
  • Kevan Dale
    Aug 30, 2019
    The finest and most in-depth examination of modern politics in America, with a focus on the transformation of the GOP from a party that embraced family values, free trade, and muscular diplomacy on the world stage to the party of President Trump. More enduring than Trump's appointm...