"A Long Time Coming": The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama

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PublicAffairs, Jan 1, 2009 - Political Science - 220 pages
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Since 1984, Newsweek has been renowned for its vivid, in-depth special election coverage of the ordeal of running for the presidency. A year before the election, Newsweek assigns reporters to get inside the campaigns of the Republican and Democratic candidates. Newsweek promises not to publish any information until after the votes are cast, and in exchange, the reporters receive remarkable access. They travel with the candidates, are there at crucial turning points and confidential meetings, and uncover stories not covered in day-to-day reporting.

In this book, a compelling narrative by Evan Thomas, Newsweek shares the inside stories from one of the most exciting elections in recent history, illuminating the personalities and events that influenced the outcome, and taking stock of the key players and key issues for the new administration. This will be an absorbing read for anyone interested in American politics.

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Review: A Long Time Coming: The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama

User Review  - Tarita Henry - Goodreads

Mostly like a long Newsweek article, but did reveal some insider observations that were interesting. Read full review

Review: A Long Time Coming: The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama

User Review  - Desiree Watson - Goodreads

This was an excellent book detailing the events of the 2008 campaigns of then Senator Barack Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator John McCain. The book chronicles the ups, downs, fights and the ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Newsweek Editor-at-Large Evan Thomas has written more than a hundred cover stories. His other books include a biography of Robert Kennedy and, most recently, the New York Times bestseller Sea of Thunder. The reporters on the election project team are Eleanor Clift, one of Washington's best-known political reporters and a regular on The McLaughlin Group, Washington correspondent Darren Briscoe, Mike Hastings, Nick Summers, and Katie Connolly.

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