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Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

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mtngardener, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by mtngardener)
I followed the 2008 campaign in the news, but this book was a revelation. There is information in this book that I did not see in the news and it was very informative. If you are planning on voting in the next presidential election, this is a book to read. I highly recommend it. I have listened to it twice on audio and plan on listening to it again in the future.
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olderwoker, June 14, 2010 (view all comments by olderwoker)
Definitely worth reading; even though I followed this campaign closely, the authors still found nuggets of information that were new. My one objection was that it was not as well written as I would've expected -- the authors used a lot of ghetto slang, Yiddish expressions, Italian words, as if they felt the need to pander to certain groups they expected to be reading this.

Overall, though, I enjoyed it.
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Nancy Harris, March 25, 2010 (view all comments by Nancy Harris)
This is a truly FASCINATING book for anyone who has ever voted or thought about voting!
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Madam Pince, March 11, 2010 (view all comments by Madam Pince)
As a political junkie who followed the 2008 presidential race like Lost fanatics obsess over Oceanic Flight 815, this book was a must-read for me, especially after Heileman & Halperin revealed prepub tidbits about John & Elizabeth Edwards. I was absolutely fascinated by the revelations in this book -- Sarah Palin went catatonic during debate prep; both Bill & Hillary Clinton couldn't accept her losses; Barack Obama was confident to the point of recklessness, and John McCain seemed ambivalent about his second presidential run. The only complaint I have about this volume is that far more pages were devoted to the Democratic race than the Republican -- I'd have liked more detail on Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and wild card Joe Lieberman -- but even knowing how the overall story ended, I was on the edge till the very last page of this masterful political piece.
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jws517, January 30, 2010 (view all comments by jws517)
Interesting to read about what was going on in the background, behind the scenes during the campaign season.
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Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
Halperin, Mark
Mark Halperin
rin, Mark
Heilemann, John
John Heilemann
Political Process - General
Political Process - Elections
Government - Executive Branch
United States - 21st Century
Obama, Barack
McCain, John,
Practical Politics
Political Science-Political Process - General
Politics - General
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"Review" by , "Though this book focuses on personal matters, not policy concerns, and though some of what will be its most talked about passages fall into the realm of gossip and reflect the views of chatty and, in some cases, bitter, regretful or spin-conscious aides, the volume does leave the reader with a vivid, visceral sense of the campaign and a keen understanding of the paradoxes and contingencies of history."
"Synopsis" by , From two of the best political reporters in the country comes the gripping inside story of the historic 2008 presidential election.
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“Its one of the best books on politics of any kind Ive read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22.” —The Financial Times


“It transports you to a parallel universe in which everything in the National Enquirer is true….More interesting is what we learn about the candidates themselves: their frailties, egos and almost super-human stamina.” —The Financial Times


“I cant put down this book!” —Stephen Colbert


Game Change is the New York Times bestselling story of the 2008 presidential election, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two of the best political reporters in the country. In the spirit of Richard Ben Cramers What It Takes and Theodore H. Whites The Making of the President 1960, this classic campaign trail book tells the defining story of a new era in American politics, going deeper behind the scenes of the Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin campaigns than any other account of the historic 2008 election.

"Synopsis" by , "This shit would be really interesting if we weren't in the middle of it."

Barack Obama, September 2008

In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama's partner and America's face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spell

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