E. J. Dionne Jr. author of Why Americans Hate Politics
and They Only Look Dead
Read Nina Easton's fine book if you care about where American politics is going. And, especially, read it if you enjoy an elegant page-turner of a biography.
Joe Klein author of Primary Colors
and The Running Mate
What fun! A cross between The Best and the Brightest
and Revenge of the Nerds.
Nina Easton brings a strange and wonderful cast of characters to life in a book that is serious and often hilarious.
Mark Shields syndicated columnist; political commentator, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Gang of Five
is an intriguing chronicle of the human element behind the Right's successful, if hostile, takeover of much of American politics in the last twenty-five years. Scrupulously researched, stylishly written, Gang of Five
grasps what most infuriates liberals about the ascendant Right -- that it has beaten the Left at its own game. Nina Easton reveals a Right that has made many of the same mistakes that led to the demise of the liberal establishment: scorning compromise, overreaching, pursuing power as a blood sport.
Paul Gigot columnist, The Wall Street Journal;
political commentator, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
The rise of the political Right caught most journalists by surprise because they didn't take conservatives seriously. Nina Easton is a rare reporter who does. She almost never agrees with her five prominent profile subjects, but her illuminating book shows what they believe, why they believe it, and how they're succeeding.
About the Author
Nina J. Easton
is a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
An award-winning writer, her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Esquire, The New Republic, The Boston Globe,
and other major publications.