Praise for Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's "Double Down"
Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"
"Those hungry for political news will read "Double Down" for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers about the positioning already going on among Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The book testifies to its authors' energetic legwork and insider access ... creating a novelistic narrative that provides a you-are-there immediacy ... They succeed in taking readers interested in the backstabbing and backstage maneuvering of the 2012 campaign behind the curtains, providing a tactile ... sense of what it looked like from the inside."
Michael Kinsley, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Chock-full of anecdotes, secret meetings, indiscreet remarks ... No one can compete [with Halperin and Heilemann]. That's what it means to own the franchise. It's a small club: these two guys and Bob Woodward. And with this book, they've earned their admission."
"Sharp insights buttressed by startling indiscretions fill "Double Down," a new account of Barack Obama's win over his 2012 Republican rival, Mitt Romney. This gripping book--a sequel to "Game Change," a bestseller about Mr. Obama's 2008 path to the White House--cements the status of the authors as unrivalled chroniclers of campaign politics."
"Compulsively readable follow-up to "Game Change."..A chronicle of the freak show that was the 2012 presidential election, the book illustrates how profoundly personality shapes history...."Double Down" amply demonstrates how our 44th President earned every one of those brand-new gray hairs."
"Many juicy disclosures ... [a] near-flawless narrative."
Jeff Labrecque," Entertainment Weekly"
"Journalists Halperin and Heilemann don't lack for access, delivering another down-and-dirty account of an election that plays out likehshow more