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Book Review: "After the Hangover" by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

What has been happening to the “longest dying political movement” in the history of the United States?

Will they finally give up the ghost?

Using wit and experience gained from years of being involved with the conservative movement, R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. dives answers these in After the Hangover. Tyrrell uses much needed humor and witty sarcasm to ease his readers through the sometimes stifling history of the conservative movement as well as his proposed steps to keep the movement up and running.

I really enjoyed reading this book and found that it flowed nicely. He was able to keep my interest even through the long list of politicians and events he covered from the birth of the conservative’s movement in the 1950’s to more current events including Obama’s presidency. The problem I had with this book was that there were areas that I couldn’t understand very well because of my lack of knowledge about politicians. I found that his writing might be over the heads of those just starting to learn about politics and the politicians. Still, I think that this book is worth reading, and if one is interested in objectively analyzing America’s modern political movements they could easily use After the Hangover as a dive board into further study.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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