- Hardcover: 534 pages
- Publisher: Warner Books; First Edition edition (July 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446516503
- ISBN-13: 978-0446516501
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,493,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mad As Hell: Revolt at the Ballot Box, 1992 Hardcover – July, 1993
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Top Customer Reviews
I didn't find Jack Germond to be biased at all, but any honest examination of the 92 campaign will have Bush coming across as increasingly exasperated and clueless, he had never really had to face an opponent that was as charismatic, and talented politically, as Bill Clinton. And not just Clinton, but a folksy rogue like Ross Perot, no wonder he seemed to come a little unhinged over the course of the campaign.
Germond doesn't let Clinton off the hook either, he gets across how phony Clinton could be with hilarious descriptions of Clinton talking about his 'mother' in front of staid northern crowds, and switching to a thick drawl speaking of his 'mama' in front of southern audiences.
After I read this back in 92, I sought out Germond's other books about presidential campaigns, and they were good, but they couldn't compare to this one. I guess the unique wackiness of the 92 campaign must have inspired him, no wonder he didn't follow it up in 96, there's no way he could top it.
This is one of several talented campaign narratives by the journalist team of Germond and Whitcover. The authors offer crisp analysis and readable prose, and occasionally show their liberal leanings. They don't quite match Theodore H. White's MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT series, but they do a solid job.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was a little disappointed with this account of the 1992 Presidential Election. I was seven years old when Bill Clinton won the presidency, and this election was my introduction... Read morePublished on July 5, 2014 by jross1985
It bogs down at times, but if you fast forward, you can get past that. Germond say all the pivotal things most reporters missed.Published on October 4, 2013 by RLM
I have read the bulk of the Germond/Witcover (G/W) series and most of the books have been very good. This one was no exception. Read morePublished on June 21, 2002