Rise of David Duke
"Tyler Bridges, one of the top political reporters in the South,
has written an outstanding biography of one of the South's most
notorious politicians, the irrepressible David Duke. Thoroughly
researched, wonderfully written and a compulsive read, Bridges'
book helps us understand Duke's amazing appeal. In a brilliant conclusion,
Bridges provides a penetrating analysis of the Edwin Edwards-Duke
race for governor - and shows us why we are not done with David
Duke." - best-selling historian Stephen Ambrose
solidly researched portrait of the politically adept ``twisted fanatic''
who gained a majority of white votes in two statewide Louisiana
races. A New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter who covered Duke's
senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns from 1990 to 1992, Bridges
speculates that Duke, a junior high school outcast whose father
was often absent and whose mother was often drunk, found order and
release in Nazi ideology. The rest of his book covers Duke's past..."
- Kirkus Reviews