Obama's Last Stand by Politico's Glenn Thrush is an inside look into a campaign for 2012 Presidency which is far from over. The author reports Obama campaign activity, reaction and strategy primarily from the months of February 2012 through July 2012. The end of the coverage is the SCOTUS Affordable Health Care Act ruling. The entire ebook, Obama's Last Stand feels like Cliffs Notes. A snapshot of a greater story.
I can recommend Obama's Last Stand to anyone that feels they want to learn a little bit about Obama's 2012 campaign, if you have not been following the news daily. There are no grand revelations, details are sparse, the story is not over, until the Presidential election in November 2012. If you are an avid consumer of the news or a political junkie, Obama's Last Stand will only be a refresher of the first six months of the President's campaign.
Glenn Thrush assembled the ebook, Obama's Last Stand well, although it feels like a Vanity Fair article or a CNN special. It is a short piece that doesn't stop and dig it's journalistic teeth into any event or Obama team member. It is very timely, but this rush to deliver an ebook/article seems to leave a lot of details off the page and out of the readers reach. You will not finish this ebook and know any more about who Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Stephanie Cutter or David Axelrod really are and how they think or feel then when you started it. I don't want that to be critically nasty, I just think the approach and execution of Obama's Last Stand is fast and light, not thorough, revealing or detail oriented.
The ebook format that Politico is using for fast reports is very interesting, and I think it will improve. The price of $2.99 for a long article/short book that can be timely and downloaded instantly is a great value. I think with great reporting that offers new information these ebooks will be popular.