Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party (paperback, 256 pages) by Jason Rink is the unauthorized biography of an unauthorized politician. Although much has been written about his unique brand of politics, very
little has been told about the personal history of Ron Paul, the man
that many credit with being the founder of the modern Tea Party movement.
his formative years spent in Pennsylvania and his early careers as an
obstetrician and a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon to the 12 terms he has
served in Congress, this comprehensive volume reveals all of the
experiences that shaped Ron Paul into the politician he is today.
Landmarks in his congressional career, such as his famously libertarian
voting record and his consistent clashes with both Democrats and
Republicans, are covered in detail, while more recent chapters chronicle
Paul's work with the Tea Party movement, describing its core concepts
and how they stem from his ideals.
Unapologetically fascinating, this
account of his successes and failures demonstrates exactly what it took
for Ron Paul to grab the spotlight in American politics.