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    DescriptionThis is the runaway number one bestseller. This is the book that set Washington ablaze. This is the new non-fiction classic. Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, crazy, unique political campaign. "Race of a Lifetime" is the gripping inside story of those thrilling months, from the collapsing House of Clinton to the erratic John McCain and the bewildering Sarah Palin. Brimming with exclusive revelations, this compulsively readable book lays bare the characters of the candidates, warts and all, and charts the true path to the White House. It's a tour de force: the shocking, funny, and definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.

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    Race of a Lifetime
    How Obama Won the White House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Halperin, By (author) John Heilemann
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141040677
    ISBN 10: 014104067X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC subject category V2: JPHF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    Libri: ENGM4900
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    DC22: 324.9730931
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JMC
    Thema V1.0: JPHF
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    03 June 2010
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    Author Information
    John Heilemann and Mark Halperin are two of the most acclaimed political reporters in the US, with close access to the candidates and their teams. Heilemann is the political columnist at New York magazine. He is a National Magazine Award finalist and a former staff writer for the New Yorker, the Economist, and Wired. Halperin is editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time, founding editor of The Page, and former political director of ABC News.
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    The most exciting political book of recent years. Election reporting will never be the same again -- Andrew Adonis News Statesman, Books of the Year Welcome to the meat-grinder, flash-incinerator race to be the 44th President of the United States The Times Incendiary, intriguing, nuanced, compelling. A fantastically detailed and gossipy affair -- Gaby Wood Observer A spicy smorgasbord of observations, revelations and allegation. Leaves the reader with a vivid, visceral sense of the campaign and a keen understanding of the paradoxes and contingencies of history -- Michiko Kakutani New York Times Consistently fascinating... every bit as good as Theordore White's The Making of a President -- Anthony Howard Daily Telegraph Astounding, astonishing. Sleazy, personal, intrusive, shocking - and terribly compulsive. A thoroughly researched, well-paced and very amusing read. High-quality political porn Economist The best account of the triumph of 2008 -- Jonathan Powell New Statesman, Books of the Year Great fun to read. A wealth of insight. Real fly-on-the-wall journalism, where the authors claim to know not just what people said, but what they were thinking -- Andy McSmith Independent Compulsively readable. You can't put it down Los Angeles Times