U.S. Congressman David Brat's odds-defying win against Eric Cantor--a triumph of a modest $200,000 campaign fund against a $5 million war chest--immediately brought David Brat, heretofore a liberal arts college economics professor, into the political limelight. Now in his first book, AMERICAN UNDERDOG, Brat examines how we brought down the status quo by tapping into moral and economic lessons as old as our civilization and discusses how Washington can learn from history instead of ignoring it. A fighter for children, he illuminates how our current fiscal policies are selling their future, and outlines new ways to move forward with a conservative agenda that provides fairer treatment for all.
David Brat is the Republican Congressman for Virginia's 7th Congressional District. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Hope College, a MA in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Economics from American University. Prior to becoming a Congressman, Brat was a professor at Randolph-Macon College. Brat lives in Virginia with his wife, Laura, and their two children.