Double Down Game Change 2012

ISBN-10: 1594204403

ISBN-13: 9781594204401

Edition: 2013

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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 timeJohn 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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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Mark Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time magazine. He's a former political director for ABC News. He is the author of The Undecided Voter's Guide to the Next President, The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime and Double Down: Game Change 2012.

John Heilemann is the national political correspondent and columnist for New York magazine. He is a former staff writer for the New Yorker, the Economist, and Wired. He is the author of Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime and Double Down: Game Change 2012.

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