Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump

Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump

by Laura Ingraham


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Americans didn’t just go to the polls in 2016. They joined a movement that swept the unlikeliest of candidates, Donald Trump, into the Oval Office. Can he complete his agenda? Or will his opponents in the media, protestor class, and political establishment block his efforts and choke off the movement he represents?

In Billionaire at the Barricades, Laura Ingraham gives readers a front row seat to the populist revolution as she witnessed it. She reveals the origins of this movement and its connection to the Trump presidency. She unmasks the opposition, forecasts the future of the Make America Great Again agenda and offers her own prescriptions for bringing real change to the swamp of Washington.

Unlike most of her media colleagues, Ingraham understood Trump’s appeal and defied those who wrote his political obituary. Now she confronts the president’s critics and responds to those who deny the importance of his America First agenda. With sharp humor and insight she traces the DNA of the populist movement: from Goldwater’s 1964 campaign, to Nixon’s Silent Majority, to Reagan’s smashing electoral victories.

Populism fueled the insurgency campaigns of Buchanan and Perot, the election of George W. Bush, and the Tea Party rallies of the Obama presidency. But a political novice—a Manhattan billionaire—proved to be the movement’s most vocal champion. This is the inside story of his victory and the fitful struggle to enact his agenda.

This book has also been published as Busting the Barricades: What I Saw at the Populist Revolt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250150646
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,169,826
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Laura Ingraham is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Obama Diaries, Power to the People, Shut Up & Sing, and Of Thee I Zing. She is the host of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle, and the editor-in-chief and co-founder of LifeZette, a multi-media website focusing on politics, parenting, pop culture and faith. The Laura Ingraham Show is heard coast-to-coast on 225 radio stations. A mother of three and a cancer survivor, Ingraham resides in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Early Warning Sign 1

1 Rebel with a Cause: Ronald Reagan and the Populist Wave 13

2 King George's New World Order: The GOP Establishment Strikes Back 49

3 Clinton's Perverse Populism: From Bubba to Barbra Streisand 71

4 Endless War & Shamnesty: "W" Is for Waste 97

5 The Great GOP Unifier: Barack Obama Unites Conservatives, Inspires the Tea Party 117

6 The Rise of Trump: The Republican Presidential Primary 155

7 The People's Victory: Donald Trump's Unconventional Convention 193

8 Populisms Last Stand: The Movement's Revolutionary Win 217

9 Where Does It Go from Here?: President Trump & the Populist Movement 245

Acknowledgments 279

Notes 281

Index 297

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Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A GREAT read. Have not been able to put it down, which is rare today...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative from a conservative point of view.
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Good book. Provides insight to what is going on in America today. Lets hop our politicians start listening to us.
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