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The battle for America, 2008 : the story of an extraordinary election

Author: Daniel J Balz; Haynes Johnson
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The election of 2008 shattered political barriers, illuminated undercurrents of race, gender, and class, and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable political rivals ever to seek the presidency in Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. The election played out against a backdrop of wars, a shattered economy and deep pessimism about the future. Journalists Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Balz; Haynes Johnson
ISBN: 9780670021116 0670021113
OCLC Number: 318411621
Description: xiv, 415 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
The inauguration.
Responsibility: Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson.

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The election of 2008 shattered political barriers, illuminated undercurrents of race, gender, and class, and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable political rivals ever to seek the presidency in Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. The election played out against a backdrop of wars, a shattered economy and deep pessimism about the future. Journalists Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson follow this campaign from the candidates' first forays to Obama's victory celebration. They reveal the strategic mistakes of the Clinton campaign and the story behind Obama's breakthrough organization. They cover McCain's struggle for survival in the Republican primaries, Sarah Palin, and the economic meltdown. Exclusive interviews with the candidates and their top strategists produce intimate portraits of Obama, Clinton, and McCain under stress; they also move far off the campaign trail to listen to voters express their anxieties about the darkening economic climate and the challenges facing the U.S.--From publisher description.

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