Skip to content

No Excuses Concessions of a Serial Campaigner

Spend $50 to get a free movie!

ISBN-10: 0743296524

ISBN-13: 9780743296526

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert Shrum

List price: $31.99
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


He was named byThe Atlantic Monthlyas "the most sought-after strategist in the Democratic party." He was targeted byNational Reviewas the Democratic Party's "poet goon." From his unique perspective, Robert Shrum gives us an epic and personal story of the struggle for power in America during the past four decades. With wit and humor, rare candor, and a wealth of detail, he vividly recounts the real personalities and real forces that shaped the outcome of the closest and most important elections of our time. We are there with Shrum in the back rooms, on the planes, and in the motorcades with Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, John Kerry, John Edwards, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Shrum reveals the…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $31.99
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Robert Shrum has been at the center of Democratic politics longer than virtually any other operative. Involved in more than thirty winning Senate races, he was senior strategist in the Gore 2000 and Kerry 2004 campaigns. He is a Senior Fellow at New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. He lives on Cape Cod with his wife, the writer Marylouise Oates.

Introduction: The ""Shrum Curse""
A Fortunate Youth
""Come Home, America"": Writing the Words That Moved One State
Almost to the White House
The Dream That Wouldn't Die
Three People Around a Television Set
My Bridge to the Twenty-first Century
An Inconvenient Campaign
The 9/11 Election
A Note on Methods and Sources