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

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Harper Collins, Feb 23, 2010 - Political Science - 480 pages
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The gripping inside story of the 2008 presidential election, by two of the best political reporters in the country.

“It’s one of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve 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 can’t 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 Cramer’s What It Takes and Theodore H. White’s 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.

 

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All the inside info on the 2008 election. . . from the primaries to the ultimate McCain booboo when he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. A must read. Read full review

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Fascinating, really quite unputdownable. An insider's look at what was going on in the political campaigns of the presidential contenders in 2008. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
PARTI
13
CHAPTER THREE The Ground Beneath Her Feet
39
CHAPTERSEVEN They Looooove Me
123
CHAPTER TWELVE Pulling Away and Falling Apart
217
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Obama Agonistes
233
CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Bitter End Game
251
CHAPTER FIFTEEN The Maverick and His Meltdown
271
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Slipping Nooses Slaying Demons
305
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Paris and Berlin
323
CHAPTER NINETEEN The MileHigh Club
335
CHAPTER TWENTY Sarahcuda
353
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE The Finish Line
417
Together at Last
429
Afterword
437
Index
445

CHAPTER SIXTEEN Running Unopposed
287

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About the author (2010)

John Heilemann, national political correspondent and columnist for New York, is an award-winning journalist and the author of Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era.

Mark Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time. He is also senior political analyst for MSNBC, the author of The Undecided Voter’s Guide to the Next President, and the co-author of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008.

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