Battle for America The Story of an Extraordinary Election

ISBN-10: 014311770X
ISBN-13: 9780143117704
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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 5/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

The bestselling, truly gripping account of 2008's landmark election, updated through 2009 The election of 2008 shattered political barriers and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable political rivals ever to seek the presidency. Now, Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, two of America's most respected journalists, offer the first complete picture of the strategies-and singular personalities- that accompanied the candidates' first forays into Iowa and New Hampshire through Obama's historic victory on Election Night. Filled with insider details, this riveting, wholly nonpartisan account of the historic election will capture the attention of everyone who witnessed it, as well as future generations who wished they had. A Washington Postand L.A. TimesBest Book of the Year.

Hanyes Bonner Johnson was born in 1931 in New York City. He earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and his Master's in American History from the University of Wisconsin. Johnson served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Johnson won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished national reporting in 1966 for his coverage of the civil rights crisis in Selma, Alabama and he is widely regarded as one of the nation's top political commentators. Haynes Johnson is the author or editor of a number of books including bestsellers "Sleepwalking Through History", "The Bay of Pigs", "The Landing", and "The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election".

Journalist Daniel J. Balz was born in Freeport, Illinois and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in communications from the University of Illinois. After serving in the army from 1968 to 1971, he worked for National Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 1978 Balz has worked for The Washington Post as a political correspondent. He co-authored The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election.

To the Reader
Takeoff
They're Off
Obama
Johnnie Boy
Hillary
The People
"Very Scary Times"
The Democrats
Hillary for President
The Unraveling
Iowa: Round One
Iowa: Round Two
Five Days in New Hampshire
Disintegration
An Uncivil War
Clash of Dynasties
King Caucus
The Fighter
Politics in Black and White
Over the Top
The Republicans
Looking for Reagan
Prisoner of War
The Implosion
No Surrender
Can Anybody Play This Game?
Phoenix Rising
The Election
America: Decision Time
Citizen of the World
Mile High in Denver
Palinmania
Collapse
Endgame
President-elect
Interlude
Epilogue: The Inauguration
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Notes and Sources
Index

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