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Deciding the Next Decider The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme

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ISBN-10: 1400068282

ISBN-13: 9781400068289

Edition: 2008

Authors: Calvin Trillin

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The end of the Bush era is almost upon us, but that doesn't mean that Calvin Trillin can rest on his laurels. Returning to the form (and forum) that made bestsellers ofObliviously On He SailsandA Heckuva Job, the putative Bard of the Bush presidency trains his sights this year's presidential pageant. From the early primary battles to the general election, Trillin recreates in verse all the lowlights of the endless campaign slog. From Mitt Romney's failed crusade, seen here in all its vacillating splendor ("Those Massachusetts views he once embraced/ The views that had been totally replaced / By views designed to make a case and vector it / Directly to the heart of this electorate") to the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Calvin Trillin attended public schools in Kansas City and went on to Yale University and graduated in 1957; he later served as a Fellow of the University. He was born on December 5, 1935. He worked as a reporter for Time magazine before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1963. His reporting for The New Yorker on the racial integration of the University of Georgia was published in his first book, An Education in Georgia. Family, travel and food are also themes in Trillin's work. Three of his books American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings; were individually published and are also collected in the 1994 compendium The Tummy Trilogy. He has also written a collection of short…