• The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election

    The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election (CD-Audio) By (author) Dan Balz, By (author) Haynes Johnson, Read by Dick Hill

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    DescriptionThe election of 2008 shattered political barriers, illuminated undercurrents of race, gender, and class, and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable rivals ever to seek the presidency in Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. It was an election that played out against a backdrop of war, economic collapse, and deep pessimism about the future. Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson followed this campaign from the candidates? first forays into Iowa and New Hampshire to the historic night of Obama's victory celebration. They offer behind-the-scenes details of turning points like the stunning endorsement of Obama by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. They probe the strategic mistakes of the Clinton campaign and the story behind Obama's breakthrough organization. They cast in new light McCain's struggle for survival in the Republican primaries, his selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate, and the economic meltdown that ensured Obama's victory. Exclusive interviews with the candidates and their top strategists produce intimate portraits of Obama, Clinton, and McCain under stress throughout the longest and most expensive presidential campaign in American history. Balz and Johnson also move far off the campaign trail to listen to voters in battleground states express their deep anxieties about the darkening economic climate and the challenges facing the United States. This audiobook is a riveting account of how this election not only marked a new era in American politics but also offered a test of historic proportions at a watershed moment for our nation.


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    Title
    The Battle for America 2008
    Subtitle
    The Story of an Extraordinary Election
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Balz, By (author) Haynes Johnson, Read by Dick Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441800572
    ISBN 10: 1441800573
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JPHC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPHF, HBLX
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57430
    BISAC V2.8: POL008000, POL040010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A42604520
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 973.932
    DC21: 973.932
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036070
    LC classification: E906 .B35 2009C
    Thema V1.0: JPHF, NHK, JPQ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MR
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Publication date
    04 August 2009