Best American Political Writing 2009

Best American Political Writing 2009

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This is a compendium of the very best from today's most incisive journalists and commentators, from one of the most exciting political years in history. Like the previous seven editions of this highly-regarded anthology, "The Best American Political Writing 2009" draws on a wide variety of publications and political viewpoints to present the year's most insightful and entertaining articles on the current political scene. Possible selections in this year's edition include Matt Taibbi's dismemberment of Sarah Palin in "Mad Dog Palin", Tim Dickinson's deadly critique of McCain in "Make-Believe Maverick", Christopher Hitchen's self-experiment in which he was water-boarded by a handful of ex-Green Berets, Ryan Lizza's "Battle Plans", analyzing Obama's victory, David Grann's "The Fall", on how McCain compromised his principles in a bid for the White House, and David Remnick's "The Joshua Generation", an extended meditation on the role of race in the 2008 presidential election, and U.S. politics in more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2009 ed.
  • 1586487833
  • 9781586487836
  • 1,420,510

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Booklist"A mixture of the biggest names in political opinion journalism and others far less famed stake out a viewpoint, argue it intelligently, and collectively capture the issues and candidacies that energized the electorate in 2008."show more

About Royce Flippin

Royce Flippin is the series editor of The Best American Political Writing. A former senior editor at American Health magazine, he has written for various publications, including the New York Times, Men's Journal, Self, and Parents magazine. This is his seventh year as the editor of the more

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