Falling Up: How a Redneck Helped Invent Political Consulting
"The book reaches its dramatic climax in the story of Gary Hart's 1984 presidential campaign. Strother's gifts for incisive portraiture and media analysis crystallize an image of Hart as a brilliant, enigmatic, but ultimately self-destructive man and a democracy increasingly bedazzled by celebrity, blinded by breaches of privacy. The author's adventures with the Clintons, Al Gore, and Louisiana notables, as well as famous consultants such as Dick Morris, Matt Reese, and James Carville, both tantalize and instruct. In a final set of reflections, Strother provides a disquieting picture of the devolution of candidates and consultants and the ascension of money and polling."--BOOK JACKET.
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