- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 13 hours and 3 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.com Release Date: March 20, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007MIX86G
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party Audible – Unabridged
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
It is an amazing piece of literature that chronicles the highs and lows of this administration during the debt ceiling debacle up to the present. It shows how the President found his voice and realized what the true nature of his opposition was becoming.
Mr. Corn is a venerable, renowned journalist who did countless interviews with top administration officials, as well as aides and close friends to those in the inner circle, to provide us with a behind-the-scenes look at how this administration does it business.
If this book is causing that much heartache from the GOP that even Rush Limbaugh took time to trash this book, and negative reviewers spending time to trash this book, then Mr. Corn is doing something right with this book.
He should be scared. As recent polling indicates, Obama's popularity is gaining, while the "tea party" is fading into irrelevance, and the "tea party" candidates voted in during the midterms have approval ratings lower than dirt.
This book was an interesting look behind the scenes at our presidents attempt to lead while faced with constant politically motivated obstruction. Fact-based and candid, it offered a view of the machinations of the presidency that was removed from the rhetoric and mudslinging currently dominating our media outlets.
As for the 1-star reviews, they seem to come from people who were not positively disposed towards Obama at the outset. Listening to them is like listening to a vegetarian review the menu at Ruth Chris's Steak House.
"Showdown" spends most of its pages bringing you inside the still-fresh political battles of 2011, while providing a factual background of Obama's first two years in office. Mr. Corn doesn't sugarcoat it - Obama suffered many missteps and setbacks in his first two years. Corn has diligently collected facts, evidence and information from sources inside the White House that help us understand how Obama seems to have recovered his footing in the presidency in 2011. Corn has promoted this book as a discovery into "How Obama got his groove back." With stories such as the Egyptian uprising, the killings of Bin Laden and Qaddafi recounted, it seems so. I think that readers will find that they can actively form their own opinions about Obama's current level of "grooviness" and can look forward to the 2012 elections with a better understanding about how Obama ticks and how his team plans on winning re-election.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Written so that a "non-political" person such as myself could understand it. Learned a LOT about President Obama - he is very clever and works behind the scene much more... Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Neal
An easy to read account that moves along at a novel's pace. Tells the story of Obsma's frustrating struggle with a divided Republican Party. Bodes ill for all of us.Published 13 months ago by Shel007
This book is tainted by the very words of its author. Corn has proven time and again that he is bias and untrustworthy. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Chris Gregory, Straight Like a Sapling author
Helped me to better understand some of the events outlined in the book.Published 22 months ago by James Lightfoot, Jr.
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 on July 16, 2014 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 on July 13, 2014 by Frank W. Jackson
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Books > History > Americas > United States
- Books > History > Middle East
- Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Elections & Political Process > Elections
- Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Political Science > History & Theory
- Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > United States > Executive Branch
- Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > United States > Legislative Branch