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    DescriptionIn "The Way to Win," two of the country's most accomplished political reporters explain what separates the victors from the victims in the unforgiving environment of modern presidential campaigns. Mark Halperin, political director of ABC News, and John F. Harris, the national politics editor of "The Washington Post," tell the story of how two families-the Bushes and the Clintons-have held the White House for a generation, and examine Hillary Clinton's prospects for extending this record in 2008. The Bushes and Clintons have dominated because they are the premier political innovators of their age; each family closely studies the other's successes and failures and uses these lessons to shape its own strategies for winning elections and wielding power. In the case of George W. Bush, his strategic genius is Karl C. Rove-- arguably the most influential White House aide in history. Halperin and Harris cut through the myths and controversies surrounding Rove, revealing in brilliant, behind-the-scenes detail what he actually does-his trade secrets for winning elections. In the case of the Clintons, the chief strategist is Bill Clinton himself. Drawing on their fifteen years reporting on and interviewing him, Halperin and Harris deconstruct and decipher the Clinton style--identifying techniques that all candidates can use in their pursuit of the White House. Halperin and Harris make clear that presidential politics can be even more cynical than people suspect. But they also make argue that the most important factors in the way to win the presidency are having significant ideas and prompting them in a disciplined way. The book takes a lively and irreverent approach while also making a serious argument: That every candidate who runs in 2008 must have a strategy for ensuring that he or she does not wind up like Al Gore or John F. Kerry, who allowed their public images to be hijacked by the likes of Matt Drudge and other impresarios of what the authors call, the "Political Freak Show." On the brink of what will be one of the most intense, most exciting presidential elections in American history, "The Way to Win" is the book that armchair political junkies have been waiting for. Filled with peerless analysis and eye-opening revelations from the trenches, it is a must-read for everyone who follows American politics.

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    The Way to Win
    Clinton, Bush, Rove, and How to Take the White House in 2008
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Halperin, By (author) John F. Harris, Narrator William Dufris
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400132997
    ISBN 10: 1400132991

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    DC22: 324.70973
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: POL015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57430
    BISAC V2.8: POL007000, POL008000, POL040010
    DC21: 324.70973
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: JK526 2008 .H35 2006C
    Thema V1.0: JPHF, JPL, JPQ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    17 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Mark Halperin is the political director of ABC News and creator of ABC.com's The Note, which has become a fixture of political journalism. John F. Harris is the national political editor of "The Washington Post." William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered tweny-one Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century.
    Review quote
    ""Written in an easy to follow and entertaining style that translates well to audio"" ---AudioFile