What It Takes The Way to the White House

ISBN-10: 0679746498
ISBN-13: 9780679746492
Edition: 1993
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Description: An American Iliad in the guise of contemporary political reportage, What It Takes penetrates the mystery at the heart of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1072
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

An American Iliad in the guise of contemporary political reportage, What It Takes penetrates the mystery at the heart of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that makes a true candidate? As he recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race -- and scours the psyches of contenders from George Bush and Robert Dole to Michael Dukakis and Gary Hart -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer comes up with the answers, in a book that is vast, exhaustively researched, exhilarating, and sometimes appalling in its revelations.

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