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Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
Game Change Obama and the Clintons McCain and Palin and the Race of a Lifetime
Author: Mark Halperin, John Heilemann
 "This shit would be really interesting if we weren't in the middle of it." -- Barack Obama, September 2008 -- — In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061733635
ISBN-10: 0061733636
Publication Date: 1/1/2010
Pages: 464
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4.1 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Very interesting insider look at the politics of our most recent Presidential election. Lots of insider stuff about the Edwards' camp also. Lot of insight and behind the scenes type scenarios are described. Good read.
reviewed Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book is juicy, juicy, juicy. No matter what side of the political spectrum you approach this read from, it will shock you and even make you laugh. I hold it up as a "Must Read" for anyone who had any interest in the 2008 Presidential election.
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emeraldfire avatar reviewed Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime on
This was a book that I've been wanting to read ever since it came out. I must admit that I am not that into American politics, but I was particularly interested in the 2008 election because deep at heart, Mareena and I are enormous news junkies - current events are our lifeblood. We are definitely not political, but I loved the background gossip of the campaigns in this book.

I'm not sure if I'll want to watch the movie when it comes out. I find that the book is immeasurably better than the movie most of the time. I give this book an A+!
buzzby avatar reviewed Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime on + 6062 more book reviews
Well, I sat and read it cover to cover in 24 hours, so I obviously was entertained. But, really, some of the writing... A character was described as "...saddled with more baggage than a curbside porter at Dulles airport." And numerous descriptions were metaphored to death. Also, the author never did tell us the actual percentage results of most of the major primaries.
reviewed Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime on + 39 more book reviews
It is great fun to re-visit the memorable moments of the 2008 election only this time to glimpse the chaos from within.

Heilemann and Halperin offer a readable and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Clinton, Obama, and McCain campaigns. I was shocked at how well organized Obama the newcomer was... and how disorganized Clinton the dynastic one was. Poor Hillary Clinton... she ran smack into the tsunami of history, and it carried her away. One has to admire the fight in the lady, though instances of pettiness seethe up everywhere as well.
Obama comes across as less assured, Palin as more psycho, and McCain as more dottering than they even appeared to me during the election.

If nothing else, this book reminds us that behind the scenes are very human people, whose private faces are different than what we see, and what the media gives us to see.

As with all things political, this book reminds us, Buyer Beware. It is a fascinating read.


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