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Primary Colors : A Novel of Politics
Primary Colors A Novel of Politics
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A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures. When a former congressional aide becomes part of the staff of the governor of a small Southern state, he watches in horror, admiration, and ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679448594
ISBN-10: 0679448594
Publication Date: 1/16/1996
Pages: 366
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3.5 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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Shows how a political camapign works from the lower levels. A big book at its time and still valid. This I can say from experience. A good read for the "amature" politician. Also note for being a dig on Clinton of sorts.
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Most times, the movie isn't as good as the book. I think, in this instance, the movie is better. However, the book is quite good. My favorite character, by far, is the incredible, slightly-deranged, outspoken Libby Holden. Even though I knew the storyline, it held my interest and was just the right mix of funny, sad and disturbing. This is not my usual choice of genre, but I'm really glad I read it.
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This thinly-disguised roman a clef about a presidential campaign that is uncannily like the 1992 Clinton campaign.The story involves Governor Jack Stanton, a deft and ambitious politician, and his equally ambitious wife, Susan, who is aware of her husband's indiscretions but stands by him despite it all.
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The main appeal of Primary Colors, of course, lies in guessing who's who in the fictionalization of Bill Clinton's first bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and just how much of its juicy plot is true. Combining the narrative structure of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men with thinly disguised versions of headline news from the spring of 1992, Joe Klein created a portrait of American politics that has become virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.


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