We've Got People

From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement
By: Ryan Grim
Narrated by: Sean W. Stewart
Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: History, Americas
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Publisher's Summary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may seem like she came from nowhere, but the movement that propelled her to office - and to global political stardom - has been building for 30 years. We’ve Got People is the story of that movement, which first exploded into public view with the largely forgotten presidential run of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a campaign that came dangerously close to winning. With the party and the nation at a crossroads, this timely and original audiobook offers new insight into how we’ve gotten where we are - and where we're headed.

©2019 Ryan Grim (P)2019 Ryan Grim

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Excellent and illuminating, despite tech "issue"

If you want to understand the coming trend in U.S. politics, read (or listen to) this book! Engaging & captivating - only marred by a tech "issue", that rendered Chapter 19 -- the chapter about AOC, the Justice Democrats, and The Young Turks unintelligible. I can't imagine why Audible/Amazon wouldn't want me to hear about AOC, the Justice Democrats, and The Young Turks. You'll have to find out for yourself...

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Progressive Crack.

Ryan Grim takes an honest look at the Democratic Party and where people centered polices and actions can head in the present day. Take away the sub-optimal reading, and it's the best thing you can buy with a Credit.

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outstanding, must read

A must read for anyo e trying to understand the varied and sundry failings of the Modern Democratic Party. Grim shoulda read it himself.

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Ryan did a wonderful job.

The title says it all. Ryan did a good job retelling these progressive stories. Not narrated by author, but that's fine.

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Must-Buy, Easy Top 3

If you're looking for an in depth and fascinating overview of our political environment, how we got here, and where we're going, this is a must. Top 3 titles I've gotten on Audible easily.

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excellent history of leftists w/in the Dem Party

great look back at how leftists and progressives have moved the Democratic Party. a few mispronounced names (Tom Daschle) and birds?

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TMBS

I Bought this book right after listening to Ryan Grim on The Michael Brooks show

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Very good history of the Progressive resurgence

Ryan Grim does a great job of highlighting how the modern progressive movement got its legs, made its first steps and stumbles, and began to find its own stride. Grim’s inside knowledge of political workings lets him give a fair evaluation of what strategies have worked for the movement, which ones didn’t, and why. He’s gotten to watch and interact with the people involved so is able to point out how they grew along with the movement itself. There are a few places, usually when Grim dives into the particulars of multiple individual actors’ machinations, when it bogs down a bit. He’ll introduce all the people playing against each other in one of the events he covers and it can be a hassle to keep track of who they all are, what they’re doing to each other, and how it feeds back into the bigger narrative. Overall it was a great read, very informative, and provides a good look inside what a political movement is actually like.

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great writing, but time-sensitive

a very, very 2019 book. The optimism may not be up-to-date, unfortunately. The earlier sections are still highly relevant and informative, though

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An Insider's Look at Today's Progressive Wave

DC insider books are typically written by centrist journalists without a single real political opinion. Grim's book has an opinion. His progressive worldview gives the book a voice and drive that other DC-centric political histories lack. The Hill to Die On, written by two Politico editors, tells another thorough history of recent political events -- but it lacks any depth, because it's told with a view from nowhere. Grim gives an engaging, people-centered history of the new progressive movement up to the 2020 Democratic primary. Highly recommend.

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Needs work

As of the time of this writing, the 16th chapter is b0rked (an overlapping of recordings). Also, our intrepid narrator probably recorded this at home, resulting in some sections being read in a more subdued manner.

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