Manuel Roig-Franzia presents The Rise of Marco Rubio ($25.00). Florida’s junior senator has risen through the ranks of American politics with astonishing speed, so much so that this 40-year-old son of immigrants is known as the "Michael Jordan" of the Republican party. Having gained a level of national notoriety never before achieved by a Cuban-American, Rubio - considered by some to be the crown prince of the Tea Party - is poised to continue making history this fall. In this just released book, a Washington Post reporter chronicles Rubio's historic climb, tracing a family saga that began beneath a thatched roof in rural Cuba.
Manuel Roig-Franzia is a writer in The Washington Post's Style section. He writes long-form pieces on a broad range of subjects, exploring politics, power and the culture of Washington, as well as profiling major political figures and authors.
The definitive biography of Senator Marco Rubio, the youngest Speaker of the Florida Statehouse and the biggest rising star in the Republican Party.
SENATOR MARCO RUBIO has been called the Michael Jordan of Republican politics and a crown prince of the Tea Party. He is a political figure who inspires fierce passions among his supporters--and his detractors.