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Double Down: Game Change 2012 - Mark Halperin, John Heilemann
Double Down: Game Change 2012
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From the authors of the number one New York Times bestseller Game Change, an explosive account of the 2012 presidential election, pulling back the curtain to reveal the exhilarating, newsbreaking story behind the headlines for the first time John Heilemann and Mark Halperin set the national... show more
From the authors of the number one New York Times bestseller Game Change, an explosive account of the 2012 presidential election, pulling back the curtain to reveal the exhilarating, newsbreaking story behind the headlines for the first time John Heilemann and Mark Halperin set the national conversation on fire with their bestselling account of the 2008 presidential election, Game Change. In Double Down, they apply their unparalleled access and storytelling savvy to the 2012 election, rendering an equally compelling narrative about the circuslike Republican nomination fight, the rise and fall of Mitt Romney, and the trials, tribulations, and Election Day triumph of Barack Obama. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Heilemann and Halperin deliver another reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, Double Down offers a panoramic account of a campaign at once intensely hard fought and lastingly consequential. For Obama, the victory he achieved meant even more to him than the one he had pulled off four years earlier. In 2008, he believed, voters had bet on a hope; in 2012, they passed positive judgment on what he’d actually done, allowing him to avert a loss that would have rendered his presidency a failed, one-term accident. For the Republicans, on the other hand, 2012 not only offered a crushing verdict but an existential challenge: to rethink and reconstitute the party or face irrelevance—or even extinction. Double Down is the occasionally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of an election of singular importance.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594204401 (1594204403)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 476
Edition language: English
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Dani Alexander--Author
Dani Alexander--Author rated it
3.0 Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Meh, it wasn't as good as Game Change. Maybe the subject wasn't as interesting. I can't say for sure why. Game Change was amazing. This was so-so.
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Double Down: Game Change 2012
If you are a political junkie, this is your food! In this carefully researched book, we are presented with a picture of men and women preoccupied with publicizing “gotcha” moments rather than emphasizing qualifications, preoccupied with shaming an opposing candidate rather than extolling the virtues...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Double Down: Game Change 2012
If you are a political junkie, this is your food! In this carefully researched book, we are presented with a picture of men and women preoccupied with publicizing “gotcha” moments rather than emphasizing qualifications, preoccupied with shaming an opposing candidate rather than extolling the virtues...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
4.0 Double Down: Game Change 2012
I broke my rule in waiting for books to come out into paperback before buying them, but I could not resist here. The sequel to 'Game Change', or the story of the 2008 election unsurprisingly looks at the story of the 2012 election, from the Republican primary to the incumbent's term to the general e...
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