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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mallory Factor, Elizabeth Factor Narrator: David Drummond, Mike Chamberlain, Pam Ward, David Cochran Heath, John Pruden, Robert Scott, Tom Weiner, John McLain, J. Paul Boehmer, Bob Souer Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9781483040080
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Bestselling author, professor, and pundit Mallory Factor illuminates the conservative tradition in American politics with essays from leading figures in the conservative movement.

Ambitious in its breadth and depth, Big Tent provides a fresh and surprising treatment of the conservative movement as told by the leaders themselves. In this unique collection, which is based on Factor’s star-studded course at The Citadel, conservative leaders explain how the movement developed as a powerful force in American politics, how it functions now with a wide range of viewpoints, and where it is going in the future. The origin of conservative ideas—from their ancient roots to their English origins, from the American Revolution to William F. Buckley, Alexis de Tocqueville to Barry Goldwater, and libertarianism to neo-conservatism—are revealed and examined in this compelling volume.

These illuminating essays include

  • Newt Gingrich on the political ideas surrounding the American Revolution;
  • Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute on the emergence of libertarianism;
  • Ed Meese on the Reagan Revolution;
  • David Keene of the NRA on Buckley-style “fusionism”;
  • Phyllis Schlafly on the rise of the religious right;
  • Donald Rumsfeld on the Bush administration’s “war on terror”;
  • Rand Paul on the future of the conservative movement.

Insightful and stimulating, Big Tent is an outstanding survey of the conservative movement from its most significant living figures.

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  • Big Tent is the definitive book on what it means to be conservative. An essential read for everyone who cares about the future of America. Covering all the angles and arguments, Big Tent is stunning and accessible. You will be surprised, as I was, by all you didn’t know about the conservative movement.”

    Sean Hannity

  • “[A] useful handbook for those looking to understand the roots of conservatism and the contours of the contemporary movement.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Mallory Factor is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at the Citadel and is a Fox News contributor. He is the host and cofounder of the New York Meeting, a nationally recognized gathering of elected officials, journalists, business leaders, and conservative authors in New York City, and the Charleston Meeting in South Carolina. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind.

About the Narrators

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, fantasy, military, thrillers, and humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, he keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.

Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer in Los Angeles whose audiobook narration has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards. His voice credits range from radio commercials and television narration to animation and video game characters. Stage trained at Boston College, he has performed works from Shakespeare and the classics to contemporary drama and comedy.

Pam Ward found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.

David Cochran Heath is a professional actor with more than 30 years of experience on the stage in over 130 productions. He is also a lifelong fan of radio theater and has done a variety of narration and character work. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Beth.

John Pruden is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life provides a deep creative well from which he draws his narrative and vocal characterizations. His narration of The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers was chosen by the Washington Post as a Best Audiobook of 2010.

Robert Scott has performed in theater and television for over forty years, and to date has recorded seventy-five audiobooks. He is currently enjoying a life of semiretirement, along with his dogs, Pepper and Doc. He is a native of Ohio.

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

John McLain is a professional voice actor whose audiobook credits include After Dachau, The Last Nightingale, Too Much Stuff, and the Western noir novel Pop. 1280. He also narrated The Vow—the true story basis of the motion picture. He was nominated for an Audie Award in 2012 for The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnesses. On stage, he has appeared in The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Amahl & the Night Visitors, and The Music Man.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Bob Souer is a full-time professional storyteller, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated broadcast and nonbroadcast projects for corporations and ministries across North America. His voice has been heard on PBS, the History Channel, the Military Channel, and many other networks. He has also narrated radio and television programs for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, D. James Kennedy Ministries, SIM, and Compassion International. His audiobook narrations have won him two AudioFile Earphones Awards.