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From the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News and the New York Times best-selling author of Ship of Fools, a collection of nostalgic writings that underscore America’s long slide from innocence to orthodoxy.

Thirty years ago, Tucker Carlson got his first job out of college fact-checking for a quarterly magazine, and he went on to write for many other publications before becoming the primetime Fox News host he is today. In The Long Slide, Tucker delivers a few of his favorite pieces - annotated with new commentary and insight - to memorialize the tolerance and diversity of thought that the media used to celebrate instead of punish. In snapshots spanning the 1990s to today, he’ll take you on a visit to Africa with Al Sharpton and members of the Nation of Islam to stop the civil war in Liberia in 2003, inside the (not-so-) secret armies of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and on the campaign trail with Donald Trump in 2016. In case you missed it the first time around, you’ll also learn about the aesthetic merits of British colonialism, the second shift at a baked bean factory, the unexpected charm of James Carville, and the simple beauty of rural western Maine.

With his signature wit and 20/20 hindsight, Tucker investigates in this patriotic and memorable collection a question on all of our minds: Has America really changed that much in recent decades? The answer is, unequivocally, yes.

©2021 Tucker Carlson. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Tucker does it again

Tucker Carlson has become the populist/libertarian William F Buckley of our time. So Glad there’s someone still willing to speak the truth. This book really shows America’s sad decline in our civil liberties and the number of independent thinkers thanks to militant leftists and their silly propagandists like Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Brian Stelter, and everyone else at CNN

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Great book

I already knew that I would love it and it didn’t disappoint. A must read

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This was a great read!

The comparison to how it was to how it is, remarkable. This book took me on a journey down memory lane.
It was like spending an evening with Tucker and listening to his stories. LOVED IT!

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Disappointing

I’m an unabashed Tucker Carlson fan.
As a nonagenarian, I looked forward to an opportunity to reminisce with the author as he reviewed his take on a history, the passing of which he laments as I do.
While I also enjoyed some of the inside observations of a genuine journalist who reported on notable people who made news during my political aware lifetime, I did not get what I was led to believe I would get.
I expected to read about the decline of real journalism, the serious erosion or our national dialog, and a sequence of anecdotal waypoints that demarked the “slide” the title implied.
The book revealed none of the gutsy defense of true Conservatism found in his recent Fox broadcasting. Rather, in my view, it resembled more of a weak case study of identity politics that did not do him justice.
Sorry.

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Better than Expected

I really didn't expect much from this book. I like Tucker Carlson and I drive ten thousand miles a month, so I'm always on the lookout for something to listen to. But I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting, entertaining and funny this book was.
My suspicion about the McCain campaign was confirmed and I gained new perspective and even a bit of respect for Al Sharpton.
Definitely worth reading.

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Brilliant and amusing. Get off politics, Tucker!

Tucker at his best, better than TV. He is an excellent storyteller who is lost in the idiotic politics of the USA.

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Not what I was expecting . . .

This audible book was NOT what I was expecting however it was/is definitely worth listening to. Highly recommended.

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enjoyable and sad

great read and stroll down memory lane. my favorite parts were the bold take down of Jonathan Karp of Simon & Schuster (the book's publisher) and the final piece about the end of summer.

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Best Carlson book so far!

Really enjoyed listening to this book! this was a real look back and brought so many memories to mind. recommended

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Another good one. 👍

Tucker Carlson is a great American. We are lucky to have him out there as a voice for us who do not have one.

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