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Boiling Mad Behind the Lines in Tea Party America

ISBN-10: 0312610548

ISBN-13: 9780312610548

Edition: 2011

Authors: Kate Zernike

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"Concise [and] elegantly written. . . . A convincing portrait of the movement's most ardent activists." Los Angeles Times They burst on the scene at the height of the Great Recessionthousands of angry voters railing against bailouts and big governmentand within the year, the Tea Party had changed the terms of debate in Washington. This new populist movement set the agenda for the 2010 midterm elections, propelling a historic shift of power in Congress and capturing the mood of an anxious country. By election day, a remarkable four in ten voters called themselves Tea Party supporters. Boiling Madis Kate Zernike's eye-opening look inside the Tea Party, introducing us to its cast of unlikely activists and the philosophy and zeal that animate them. She shows how the movement emerged from an unusual alliance of young, Internet-savvy conservatives and older people who came to the movement out of fear and frustration. She takes us behind the scenes as well-connected groups in Washington move to mobilize the grassroots energy, and inside the campaign that best showed the movement's power and its contradictions. Putting the Tea Party in the context of other conservative revolts, Zernike shows us how the movement reflects important philosophical and cultural strains that have long been a feature of American politics.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 9/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

<b>Kate Zernike</b> is a national correspondent for <i>The New York Times</i> and was a member of the team that shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. She is author of the book <i>Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America</i>. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives with her family outside New York City.

Prologue
"This is America!"
"Hard work beats Daddy's money"
"Get off our backs, damn it!"
"Wc look at the original, primary source"
"Huzzah!"
"We've kind of changed the rules"
"It's a mission"
"We've been a little bit too nice"
"I have a message, a message from the Tea Party"
Epmogue
Afterword
Appendix: New York Times/CBS News Poll of Tea Party Supporters
Acknowleogments
Index