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In Showdown, the veteran political journalist and New York Times bestselling author David Corn goes behind the scenes at the White House to recount the dramatic tale of the pivotal period of the Obama presidency, from the game-changing 2010 midterm elections to the beginning of the critical 2012 campaign season—a tumultuous time that tested the president as never before and set the stage for a titanic clash over the future of the nation.
Drawing on interviews with White House officials, Obama's inner circle, members of Congress, and others, Corn takes the reader into the Oval Office and the back rooms of Congress for a fast-paced account of the major events and captures the dilemmas faced by a president assailed by disappointed progressives and defiantly obstructionist Republicans determined to see his defeat.
The book offers revelations and an enlightening look at the turbulent American political scene during one of the most consequential moments of the nation's history; it explains the fascinating and complicated leader at the heart of this vortex, Barack Obama.
This book was well written. David corn is excellent . I've read many of his books. The worrisome thing I got from this book is how scary the GOP is. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Martina Rowan
I am reminded of the thought that cruelest cut came from Brutus. it is not enemy that I fear. It is my friend.Published 2 months ago by Frank W. Jackson
I recommend reading this book the reason I gave a three star is because I have not completed reading it.Published 4 months ago by Marie barker
I will never forget how our congressmen, from day one, intentionally blocked anything our president tried to accomplish. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charles Thomas
Good read. Info was not necessarily available elsewhere and appreciated the content. Much better than electronic media news and content.Published 7 months ago by Larry J.
To know what goes on behind the scenes of becoming elected president, then trying to carry out the duties of ones election when
the GOP can not believe he was elected and... Read more
If you want a recap of the recent budget fights and some insight into the thinking of the Obama team in staking out some of the positions they took, this book provides that. Read morePublished 8 months ago by RJ