Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative

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October 2, 2017 Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative

In one way or another Newt Gingrich has been leading a revolution for most of his life. In Citizen Newt, author Craig Shirley captures the events, ideas, successes, and failures of Newton Leroy Gingrich – one of the most complex, influential, and durable political figures of our time.

Monday, Oct 2, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Featuring

The Honorable

Newt Gingrich

50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Craig Shirley

Presidential Historian and Bestselling Author

Description

In one way or another Newt Gingrich has been leading a revolution for most of his life. In Citizen Newt, author Craig Shirley captures the events, ideas, successes, and failures of Newton Leroy Gingrich – one of the most complex, influential, and durable political figures of our time.

From Gingrich’s childhood in Pennsylvania and his years as a young history professor, Citizen Newt moves through Gingrich’s first forays into politics and takes readers behind the scenes of the Congressman’s crucial role in the Reagan Revolution, his battles with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and his co-authorship of the 1994 Contract with America. 

Drawing upon untold stories from Gingrich and those who know him best – political allies and opponents, Washington insiders and political iconoclasts, Capitol Hill staffers and colleagues – Craig Shirley presents a fascinating, humorous, humanizing, and insightful account of a true American original.