WorldCat Identities

Roig-Franzia, Manuel

Overview
Works: 3 works in 8 publications in 2 languages and 590 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E901.1.R83, 323.73092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Manuel Roig-Franzia
The rise of Marco Rubio by Manuel Roig-Franzia( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the Senator and rising star in the Republican Party, from his humble roots as the son of immigrants to his becoming the youngest Speaker in the history of the Florida Statehouse
El ascenso de Marco Rubio by Manuel Roig-Franzia( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in a Spanish-language edition: the definitive biography of Senator Marco Rubio, the youngest Speaker of the Florida Statehouse and the biggest rising star in the Republican Party. Florida Senator Marco Rubio has been called the "crown prince" of the Tea Party movement and "the Michael Jordan of Republican politics." Some might think that's a bit of an exaggeration, but no one'not even his rivals in the Democratic Party'disagrees with the fact that Marco Rubio is going far in American politics. Manuel Roig-Franzia delivers the story of how Rubio came up so fast and why. It's a classic American odyssey: his parents left Cuba for a better economic life in Miami a few years before Castro came to power; his father worked as a bartender, his mother as a maid and then stock clerk at Kmart. When the cocaine cowboys were terrorizing south Florida, Rubio's family moved to Vegas, where his father worked in a gambling hall. When they moved back to south Florida, the small but tough Rubio made the football team, became an expert on the Miami Dolphins, and raced to begin a political career minutes after graduating from law school. By the time he was sworn in as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, he was the youngest person and the first Hispanic to hold that position. Mike Huckabee likes to say: "He is our Barack Obama with substance." Marco describes all facets of this policy wonk married to a former Dolphins cheerleader with whom he has four children. Rubio has the endurance, smarts and charisma to be a presence on the American political scene for years to come. This is a book his fans, and critics, must read
The 2016 Contenders : Chris Christie by Manuel Roig-Franzia( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories. Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's big personality and bold political instincts have put him on the national radar. His willingness to speak from the gut has enabled him to connect directly with voters on both sides of the aisle better than any of the other candidates. But that same bluntness sometimes jeopardizes the very agenda he wants to accomplish. In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country's next commander in chief-or forever sink their presidential ambitions
 
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Alternative Names
Franzia, Manuel Roig-

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