Best American Political Writing 2009

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Royce Flippin
PublicAffairs, Oct 13, 2009 - Political Science - 352 pages
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A must-have anthology for political junkies, Best American Political Writing compiles the year's best political stories from a variety of publications and points of view, in a single, comprehensive volume. Culling from the most memorable reporting of what promises to be a thrilling political year, the 2009 American Political Writing edition will include incisive coverage of the new Obama presidency and its impact nationwide, as well as the most pressing political concerns facing America today—from the depressed economy to our participation in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 

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this is not from "the best" series just "best". a bit of a boon doggle? it wasn't bad exactly. some stories were great, many were boring, some were too long. i don't think i will read any more in the ... Read full review

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Verdict: This collection of 26 previously published essays spans the political spectrum and includes critical assessments of the 2008 election that will be consulted for decades to come. Accompanied ... Read full review

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Contents

Voting for Change
1
How Obama Won 3
3
The Making and Remaking andRemaking of McCain 21
21
The FrontRunners Fall 43
43
How John McCainCame to Pick Sarah Palin 61
61
The Man Who Made Obama 74
74
How Nate SilverBuilt a Better Crystal Ball 90
90
Postcards from the Edge
105
President of Everything 174
174
Joe Biden Advisor in Chief 181
181
Ms Kennedy Regrets Shes Unable to Be in the Senate Today 201
201
The Man Who Ate the GOP 220
220
Specters Epilogue 229
229
Over There
233
Obamas Foreign Policy at 100 235
235
Obamas War 240
240

Capitalist Fools 107
107
Obamas Bailout 116
116
No Return to Normal 128
128
How the Economic Crisis Can Help Obama Redefine the Democrats 142
142
The New New PresidencyThe Cool Presidency 161
161
Regarding Michelle Obama 169
169
Right at the Edge 254
254
Believe Me Its Torture 276
276
Voices from the Black Sites 284
284
Permissions 323
323
Contributors 326
326
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Royce Flippin is the series editor of Best American Political Writing. A former senior editor at American Health magazine, he has written for a number of publications, including the New York Times, Men's Journal, Self, and Parenting magazine. He lives in New York.

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