Election 2004

Election 2004 : How Bush Won and What You Can Expect in the Future

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An extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the 2004 Bush presidential victory reported by Newsweek's premier political reporters A full year before the presidential election, four Newsweek reporters are detached from the magazine to work full-time on getting inside the campaigns of the Republican and Democratic candidates. Because Newsweek promises not to reveal any information until after the votes are cast, the reporters receive highly unusual access. They travel with the candidates, live at their headquarters, befriend their staffs. They blend into the background, where they watch and listen. Evan Thomas has been the writer for this project for the last three elections, and each time he has brilliantly woven together an award-winning narrative of the campaign, based on the reporting of the Newsweek team. The goal is a rich narrative, a telling, human, and personal story of the extraordinary ordeal of running for the presidency. The characters are the candidates, their families, and their top advisers. They battle uncertainty, exhaustion, a hostile media, and each other in a high-stakes contest that can produce only one winner. The 2004 election promises to be drama of a high order, a close, tense, bitter struggle in a deeply divided country caught in a strange and hard war. Newsweek's reporters will be there at the critical moments, recording the scenes that will decide the outcome. After the election, the Newsweek team will produce an expanded version of the stories that appeared in the magazine and Thomas will write an essay on the new administration, its key players and its prospects, the tone, and direction it is expected to set. The book that emerges will be a first draft of history - not rough - but knowing and deeply reported.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 204 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 1586482939
  • 9781586482930

About Evan A. Thomas

Evan Thomas, an assistant managing editor at Newsweek since 1991, has guided the magazine's overall coverage and written more than a hundred cover stories. He is the author of Back from the Dead: How Clinton Survived the Republican Revolution, Robert Kennedy: His Life, and John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero and Father of the American Navy.show more

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