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The Battle for America : The Story of an Extraordinary Election (Paperback)

Author: Balz, Dan

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The election of 2008 shattered political barriers, illuminated under-currents of race, gender, and class, and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable political rivals ever to seek the presidency in Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. It was an election that played out against a backdrop of wars, a failing economy, and deep pessimism about the future.

Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, two of America's most respected journalists, offer the most complete picture of the strategies---and singular personalities---of this historic campaign, from the candidates' first forays into Iowa and New Hampshire through Obama's victory on Election Night. Filled with insider details, exclusive interviews with the candidates and their top strategists, and the varied voices of voters across the country, this riveting, wholly nonpartisan account of an extraordinary election will capture the attention of everyone who witnessed it, as well as future generations who wished they had.

"Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson...capture the momentous contest in a polished account refreshingly free of last year's breathless sound bites, pundit insta-reaction or fixation on trifling gaffes... an evenhanded and comprehensive account of the race."---Randy James, Time

"Makes for engaging reading---for both politics addicts interested in small new details and the more casual reader interested in a broad, savvy overview of the run-up to a historic election."---Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780143117704
SKU 213272286
Format Paperback
ISBN10 014311770X
Release Date 5/25/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0427
Publisher Penguin Books
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