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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Robert Petkoff

Contemporary Culture • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Narrator Robert Petkoff has an impressive range of pitch and phrasing patterns, one for almost every type of emphasis a sentence may need to have maximum impact. In this timely audiobook about Congressional politics, his careful use of these phrasing tools connects listeners to the dynamics of power in Washington in a way that is riveting. Petkoff's performance, along with the author's colorful writing and grasp of historical detail, puts a welcome light on why the two major political parties function the way they do today. Whether you like his conservative, small-government agenda or not, Gingrich was a transformational figure. This enlightening audio is an excellent way to understand how today's unrestrained use of his combative tactics continues to thwart legislative cooperation and inflame passions among voters. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2020]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593165157 $22.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593165164 $95.00

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