The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism

Steve Kornacki (Author)

Product Details

$19.98  $18.38
Ecco Press
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
5.2 X 1.3 X 8.0 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author

Steve Kornacki has covered the University of Michigan Wolverines for five decades for the Ann Arbor News, Detroit Free Press, and most recently for, the university's official athletics website.


"Superb. . . . Kornacki recounts these events stylishly and objectively. . . . [An] absorbing narrative."--Washington Post
"[Kornacki] is one of the most perceptive political analysts on cable TV. . . . A crisp and fast-paced narrative."--The Guardian
"A smart and welcome take on U.S. politics over the past two decades."--The American Conservative
"Kornacki is known for his predictive ability to read electoral tea leaves and spot trends. Now his journalistic prowess is on display in this sharp narrative tracking the steps and missteps over the last quarter-century that brought us to today's combative political stasis."--Booklist (starred review)
"A hard-hitting look at 1990s election politics. . . . Engrossing. . . . With rich detail about '90s pop culture and astute political commentary, Kornacki tells an enlightening tale."--Publishers Weekly
"Revealing reading to think about before the midterms heat up."--Kirkus Reviews
"Instructive. . . . Reads like a novel with many footnotes and is ideal for anyone interested in contemporary American politics."--Library Journal
"The energy and insight Kornacki expresses as a political analyst on television shatters the screen and fills the pages of this carefully crafted book. . . . Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening."--Lee Miringoff, PhD, Director of Marist Institute for Public Opinion
"Steve Kornacki brings to The Red and the Blue the same intensity, rigorous reporting and incisive analysis that captivate his television audiences. This book sucked us right in and taught us something new about politics on every page."--Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
"Steve Kornacki is America's gift to election years. His new book, The Red and the Blue, is every political fan's playbook about how we got here and where we're going. I loved it."--Tom Brokaw
"An insightful, learned, and thought-provoking theory that the political tribalism of the moment is rooted in the worlds of Gingrich and of the Clintons, and the first days of the political-entertainment complex. This is an illuminating argument from a master political journalist and analyst."--Jon Meacham