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The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
The Politician An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
Author: Andrew Young
?The greatest political saga, the one that has it all, that gets to the real heart of American politics, is the John Edwards story... This isn?t just politics, it?s literature. It?s the great American novel, the kind that isn?t written anymore.? --Michael Wolff, Vanity FairThe underside of modern American politics -- ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312640651
ISBN-10: 031264065X
Publication Date: 2/2/2010
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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SuzanneB avatar reviewed The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down on
Helpful Score: 5
A page-turner and a shocking revelation of what goes on "behind the scenes" in our wonderful political system. Mr. Young is not the best writer, but he offers more insight about John and Elizabeth Edwards than you'll get from any other source.

Virtually spin-free and often self-deprecating, his account of the political rise and fall of John Edwards is fascinating even without the details of the Rielle Hunter scandal (which are shocking in and of themselves). Elizabeth Edwards is not portrayed sympathetically here, and probably with good reason.

Whatever Mr. Young's impetus for publishing this book, it is a story that goes beyond "National Enquirer" sensationalism. It describes the desperate lengths to which ambition, greed, and self-importance will drive a person to deceive family, friends, patrons, the media and, of course, millions of Americans who truly believed in a presidential candidate, only to discover he is just another "Politician."
pshcubfan avatar reviewed The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down on
Helpful Score: 5
This book was a great read. Filled with gossip & it cut right to the chase. No one came out looking good in this story. John Edwards is a scum bag who has literally driven his poor wife nuts.
danielle0421 avatar reviewed The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I felt kind of dirty just reading this book, yet it was fascinating to read how power and adoration quickly transformed John Edwards into a monster. I'm so glad he was exposed for the sham he was.
reviewed The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I really liked this book. For some reason I've been facinated with this story from the very beginning and rooted for John Edwards since 2004. I think part of the intruige is that he/and any politician for that matter, actually admitted to the affair and love child and she didn't stand by her man despite the years of marriage. I like the insider's look and sadly enough realize this is all too common in the game of politics.
reviewed The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
While I enjoyed the book, I will never understand what Andrew and his wife were willing to participate in to protect John Edwards! With all the lies and deceit, how could one believe in the man as a potential president! The way a person conducts his personal business is definitely reflected in his business dealings and vice versa ... why don't more people get that! The only innocents in this entire saga were the children in both families.
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