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Game Change LP: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime Paperback – Bargain Price, January 26, 2010
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“You’ve got to read Game Change. . . . I read each and every word. . . . Game Change is a great book.” (Don Imus )
“An explosive new book. . . . An absolute page turner.” (Soledad O’Brien on Larry King Live )
“A smoking new book. . . . The real revelation in Game Change: Campaigns turn our politicians into lunatics.” (Tina Brown, The Daily Beast )
“An amazing piece of work. . . . One of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22. . . . An absolutely gripping read . . . they can write.” (Clive Crook, The Financial Times )
“I can’t put down this book!” (Stephen Colbert )
“Riveting, definitive. . . . A great campaign book. . . . Halperin and Heilemann got insiders to cough up astonishing artifacts, including emails and recordings. . . . Game Change is really interesting, and puts you deep in the middle of it.” (Kurt Andersen, Very Short List )
“A thoroughly researched, well-paced and occasionally very amusing read. . . . The result is something that conveys the feel, or perhaps more accurately the smell, of one of recent history’s most thrilling elections, and it does so better than any of the other books already on the market.” (The Economist )
“Heilemann and Halperin have conducted hundreds of interviews to provide the inside story of the 2008 campaign. . . . It vividly shows how character flaws large and small caused Obama’s opponents to self-destruct.” (Jacob Heilbrunn, The New York Times Book Review )
“The hottest book in the country.” (The Associated Press )
“The authors of Game Change succeed in creating a plausible account of the emotional tumult of the 2008 campaign as it might have been—perhaps even was—experienced by the candidates, their spouses, and their staffs.” (Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker )
“The best presidential political book since What it Takes by Richard Ben Cramer and Teddy White’s books. These are the types of books that got me into politics.” (Joe Scarborough )
“Everybody talked. Anybody that tells you they didn’t is lying to you.” (A former top Clinton aide, to Politico’s Ben Smith )
“A fascinating account. . . . Heilemann and Halperin serve up a spicy smorgasbord of observations, revelations, and allegations. . . . Game Change leaves the reader with a vivid, visceral sense of the campaign and a keen understanding of the paradoxes and contingencies of history.” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times )
“Riveting. . . . Its pages brim with scandalous tidbits. . . . This is a must-read for anyone interested in the cutthroat backroom hows and whys of a presidential campaign. . . . And it doesn’t hurt that Game Change reads more bodice-ripper than Beltway.” (Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly )
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Top Customer Reviews
Sarah Palin clearly provides the juiciest material, mostly from McCain's campaign manager Steve Schmidt. It's a strange position - he led McCain to Palin, then lambasts her unfitness and poor preparation, and finally ends up admitting that without her it would have been worse.Read more ›
We should have known this was coming ... the implosion of political candidates is as entertaining as the losers that humiliate themselves on the American Idol auditions year-after-year. Years ago, a news periodical like Newsweek or Time would run juicy after-election articles documenting a defeated candidates horridly-run campaign that always included incidents of the candidate "losing grip" at one point or another. "Game Change" seemed to be nothing more than a compilation of such articles, but expertly welded together to create a generously smooth flow for the reader. In other words, other than the juicy details of the vitriol and carnage, the book didn't really reveal anything new about anyone or anything.
After all, the 24/7 news cycle already gives us more information than we need to know about all the subject matter in this book:
- we already knew obama was a "smooth operator"; intelligent and gifted at reading other people's speeches ... his outright cocky demeanor and his obvious, deep and admirable devotion to his wife and children.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very nice book to read. It is informative and explain things happened as it has happened.Published 4 days ago by faramarz Farsio
A book for a gift. Never read it, but the person the book was for, they enjoyed reading itPublished 5 days ago by Jacalyn Voigt
I read it around May or June 2014. Not much that I didn't already know but a good read nonetheless.Published 8 days ago by Justin Mitchell
Very interesting book and well researched. Would recommend for anyone interested in politics.Published 21 days ago by Jonny H.
I was looking forward to reading the book, thinking that it would elaborate on the selection of Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate in 2008 and her character and performance... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Decorating Diva
Juicy, gossipy, compelling page turner. How did they get so many people to reveal so much? The real back stories behind the scenes.Published 25 days ago by Marsha Lyons