Pi Sigma Alpha Lecture
Major Garrett, Chief Washington Correspondent CBS News
"Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency"
Friday, April 5, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Book signing immediately following remarks.
Included with your conference registration!
MPSA Conference attendees are invited to this year's Pi Sigma Alpha lecture with CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett as he shares stories from his extensive career covering presidential politics. From 2012-2018, Garrett served as the network’s chief White House correspondent reporting on the Obama administration’s policies and actions from confronting ISIS to challenges at the Veterans Administration. Garrett's reporting abilities shine as he takes us through the transition period and early days of the Trump administration. Read more about Major Garrett’s career and his fourth book “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride”.
About the Book (from St. Martin's Macmillan):
In Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride, Major Garrett provides what journalists are often said to do, but usually don’t: a true first draft of history. His goal was to sift through the mountains of distracting tweets and shrieking headlines in order to focus on the most significant moments of Trump’s young presidency, the ones that Garrett believes will have a lasting impact. The result is an authoritative, mature, and consistently entertaining account of one of the strangest eras in American political history.
A consummate professional with unimpeachable integrity, remarkable storytelling skills, and a deep knowledge of his subject earned through decades of experience, Garrett brings to life the twists and turns of covering this White House and its unconventional occupant with wit, sagacity and style. Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride should place him securely in the first rank of Washington journalists.
“Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride is excellent journalism, an early draft of our current history." —Washington Post
"Garrett’s assessment of Trump manages the difficult task of being both hard-hitting and even-handed, as well as smartly entertaining...The result is one of the best accounts yet of Trump’s impact.” —Publishers Weekly
"This generally thoughtful analysis is especially good on Trump’s 'coarsening influence on political dialogue.'" —Kirkus Reviews
“An extremely helpful, useful book." —Grover Norquist
About Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha inducts more than 7000 undergraduate and graduate political science students annually, each among the highest achieving on their campus. Chapters of the honor society are hosted on 800 campuses across the United States and Canada. To learn more visit www.pisigmaalpha.org