Greg Bluestein: Flipped, How Georgia Turned Purple

Thu. Mar 24, 2022 at 7:30pm EDT
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Greg Bluestein: Flipped, How Georgia Turned Purple

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MJCCA Book Festival Presents
Greg Bluestein, Flipped: How Georgia Turned Purple and Broke the Monopoly on Republican Power


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The untold story of the unlikely heroes, the cutthroat politics, and the cultural forces that turned a Deep South state purple—by a top reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Flipped is the definitive account of how the election of Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff transformed Georgia from one of the staunchest Republican strongholds to the nation’s most watched battleground state—and ground zero for the disinformation wars certain to plague statewide and national elections in the future. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein charts how progressive activists and organizers worked to mobilize hundreds of thousands of new voters and how Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia may shape Democratic strategy for years to come. He also chronicles how Georgia’s Republicans countered with a move to the far right that culminated in state leaders defying Donald Trump’s demands to overturn his defeat.


Bluestein tells the story of all the key figures in this election, including Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, David Perdue, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, and Kelly Loeffler, through hundreds of interviews with the people closest to the election. Flipped also features such fascinating characters as political activist turned U.S. congresswoman Nikema Williams; perma-tanned baseball star turned lieutenant governor Geoff Duncan; and the volunteers and voters who laid the groundwork for Biden’s triumphant Georgia campaign. 


Flipped tells a story that will resonate through the rest of the decade and beyond, as most political experts see Georgia headed toward years of close elections, and Democrats have developed a deep bench of strong candidates. There will be even more interest in the state going forward, when Stacey Abrams could mount a rematch against Governor Brian Kemp in 2022 and Trump promotes his own slate of candidates against Republicans who stood against his efforts to overturn Georgia’s election.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also contributes to the Political Insider blog and Jolt newsletter, hosts the Politically Georgia podcast, cohosts shows on WSB and Georgia Public Broadcasting outlets, and is a frequent guest on local and national TV and radio programs. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and political science, and lives with his wife and two daughters in metro Atlanta.


A Cappella Books is the official bookseller of the MJCCA Book Festival and books can be purchased at the event!

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Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta 5342 Tilly Mill Road
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