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    DescriptionThe American presidential election of 2008 was as riveting a spectacle as modern politics has ever produced. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton - and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama's partner and America's face to the world. The mercurial, at times erratic, performance of John McCain. The mesmerising and bewildering emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines has yet been told. Race of a Lifetime pulls back the curtain on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. How did Obama convince himself that, against enormous odds, he should be, and could be, the nation's first African-American president? How did the tumultuous relationship between the Clintons shape - and warp - Hillary's supposedly unstoppable bid to return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? What drove her husband's loss of composure and devastating political miscalculations? Why did McCain put the unknown, untested governor of Alaska on the Republican ticket? And was Palin merely as out of her depth as she appeared - or troubled in more unsettling ways? Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Race of a Lifetime answers those questions and more. Vivid and novelistic, fast-paced and character-driven, this is a tour de force: an intimate, often hilarious, sometimes shocking portrait of the quest for power.

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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: 448
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 594 g
    ISBN 13: 9780670918034
    ISBN 10: 0670918032

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, JPHL, JPHF, HBLX
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    Libri: ENGM4900
    BISAC V2.8: POL025000, POL008000, HIS037080
    DC22: 973.932092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036070
    Edition statement
    Open market ed
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 February 2010
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