If greatness is measured by achievement, Orrin Hatch was the greatest U.S. senator of modern times.
This is the dramatic story of a conservative champion who shaped modern America—by leading a Golden Age of Bipartisanship and passing more legislation than any other Senator in the post-Vietnam era. Senator Orrin Hatch co-wrote the most sweeping civil rights bill since the 1960s, launched a health insurance program for 25,000,000 uninsured children, co-created the generic drug industry, and championed the greatest HIV/AIDS legislation in American history, while sponsoring or co-sponsoring over 750 pieces of legislation. Based on interviews with Hatch and many of his Senate colleagues plus over 10,000 pages of research from the U.S. Senate Historian's files, this is also the story of a leader who envisions a New Golden Age of Bipartisanship for the future of American politics.
William Doyle is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning author and TV producer based in New York City. His books include American Gun: A History of the United States in 10 Firearms (co-authored with former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, HarperCollins, 2013); Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story (co-authored with former U.S. Navy SEAL Dick Couch, HarperCollins, 2014); PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy (HarperCollins, 2015); Let the Children Play (Oxford University Press, 2019); and Beyond Valor (HarperCollins Nelson Books, 2020).
In 2014, Doyle co-produced the top-rated PBS primetime documentary special Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story, the companion TV program for the book. In 2017, he was executive producer of the History Channel primetime TV documentary inauguration special Transition of Power: The Presidency. The Indianapolis Star has called him "a master of crackling prose and a tireless hunter for vital facts and perspectives." His first job was as an intern in the Capitol Hill office of U.S. Senator James Buckley (Conservative-Republican, New York).