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This is an auction for GAME CHANGE: THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin.

"Even before the book was out, its juiciest bits were everywhere: Sarah Palin was serene when chosen for VP because it was “God’s plan.” Hillary didn’t know if she could control Bill (duh). Elizabeth Edwards was a shrew, not a saint. Overall, the men from the campaign garner less attention than the women and tend to come off better—but only just: Obama, the authors note, can be conceited and windy; McCain was disengaged to the point of recklessness; and John Edwards is a cheating, egotistical blowhard. It’s obvious that authors Heilemann (New York Magazine) and Halperin (Time) worked their sources well—all 200 of them. The interviews, according to the authors, were conducted “on deep background,” and dialogue was “reconstructed extensively” and with “extreme care.” Many of the book’s events were covered heavily at the time (Hillary’s presumed juggernaut; Michelle Obama’s initial hostility to her husband’s candidacy), but some of what this volume delivers is totally behind-the-scenes and genuinely jaw-dropping, including the revelation that senators ostensibly for Clinton (New York’s Chuck Schumer) pushed hard for Obama. Another? The McCain camp found Sarah Palin by doing computer searches of female Republican officeholders. An intensely readable account of a landmark campaign."
- Booklist (US)

Hardback 2010.

448 pages.

Near new condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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